Tag: grand-larceny

New Jersey man charged with insurance fraud for draining Queens family’s trust fund of $2.6M: DA


Nov. 21, 2023 By Bill Parry A New Jersey man was indicted by a Queens grand jury and criminally charged with insurance fraud in the theft of $2.6 million from a trust fund, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. David Liu, 36, of Garfield, NJ, was arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on Nov. 15 on a nine-count indictment charging him with grand larceny in the first degree and other crimes. Liu is accused of transferring the money to bank accounts he created by using an alias and spending the cash to buy Cartier jewelry and other luxury items, Queens…
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Crunching the Queens crime stats: grand larceny auto incidents soar, with NYPD reporting surge in vehicle thefts

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Nov. 21, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The number of vehicles being stolen, categorized by the NYPD as grand larceny auto, has increased throughout Queens year-to-date, compared to the same period in 2022, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD. Grand larceny auto incidents are up 39.6% in northern Queens for the year through Nov. 19, rising from 1,718 incidents last year to 2,398 this year. In southern Queens, grand larceny of automobiles rose 14.2% over the same period of time, from 1,423 to 1,625. The increase in grand larceny auto incidents across Queens can also be seen…
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Thieves steal phone, car keys from woman in front of Ridgewood tire shop: NYPD


Nov. 6, 2023 By Anthony Medina Police from the 104th Precinct are on the lookout for a pair of thieves who stole a woman’s phone and car keys while she was getting flat tire changed in Ridgewood last month.  According to police, the 32-year-old victim had her phone and car keys stolen while getting a flat tire replaced, directly in front of Compi Tire And Rim, located at 11-16 Cypress Ave. in Ridgewood, on Friday, Oct. 27.  Police said an unidentified woman distracted the victim by spilling paint on her, all while a male accomplice reached into the victim’s car…
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Crook swipes thousands from parked car while driver was distracted in Bayside: NYPD


Oct. 26, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 111th Precinct in Bayside are looking for the crook who allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars from a car while its driver was distracted, according to authorities. A 43-year-old man parked his car at the corner of 43rd Avenue and 214th Place when a stranger in a black Mazda sedan pulled up alongside him just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11. While the two motorists were engaged in a conversation a second man slipped into the victim’s car and removed $25,000 from the vehicle and then ran off in…
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Moped-riding crooks sought in pair of chain-snatching incidents in Ridgewood, Richmond Hill: NYPD


Oct. 24, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from two Queens police precincts are looking for two moped-riding crooks who snatched necklaces from two women on the same afternoon last month. The 104th Precinct in Ridgewood reported the first of two grand larceny that occurred at around 4:20 p.m.on Thursday, Sept. 14. Police say two men riding a black moped approached a 41-year-old woman from behind as she was walking in front of a print shop located at 61-50 Central Ave. in Ridgewood. The crooks grabbed her necklace and ripped it off her neck causing substantial pain and bruising, police said,…
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