You are reading

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 window, stole the victim’s vest holding her keys and phone, then fled in a silver Honda Odyssey. 

The assailants then fled eastbound on Cypress Avenue, police said. The suspects are still at large and police continue to investigate the incident. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

The 104th Precinct has experienced five more grand larceny incidents when compared year-to-date last year.

Recent News

Brooklyn man charged with manslaughter for hit-and-run collision that killed his friend on the Rockaway Boardwalk: NYPD

A Brooklyn man was indicted Monday by a Queens grand jury in connection to a fatal hit-and-run collision on the Rockaway Boardwalk near Beach 47th Street in Arverne in 2022.

Raytawon Wright, 26, of Rockaway Avenue in Ocean Hill, was arrested Monday morning and booked at the NYPD 105th Precinct in Queens Village and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court hours later on an indictment charging him with manslaughter, leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, reckless driving and other crimes. Wright, who was riding a dirt bike on the boardwalk, allegedly crashed the vehicle into a pedestrian, and his passenger, David Molina of Cedarhurst, Long Island, was killed when he was ejected from the bike during the Aug. 29, 2022 incident. 

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: grand larcenies down across borough, rapes halved in the north, robberies decrease in the south

Apr. 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of grand larcenies across Queens was down during the 28-day period from March 18 to April 14, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. At the same time, rapes and robberies decreased significantly in northern and southern Queens, respectively.