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Thieves Steal $3K Worth of Items in East Harlem Car Break-Ins, Police Say

By Dartunorro Clark | October 31, 2016 5:24pm
 All three victims at their windows busted before thieves took off with their valuables.
All three victims at their windows busted before thieves took off with their valuables.
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HARLEM — Thieves hit cars in East Harlem this month, stealing more than $3,600 in items, police said.

In one case a 25-year-old man discovered his car, which had been parked overnight on East 117th Street, had been broken into on Oct. 23 around 8 a.m. He told police his front windows were broken and two sleeping bags and a backpack worth $1,600 were stolen.

A 29-year-old woman told police that on Oct. 29 at 12:45 p.m., she parked her car near the Triborough Bridge on East 125th Street before going to Randall’s Island to see her son’s soccer game.

When she returned she saw both front windows had been broken and $1,315 worth of items taken from the car, including her bank card, backpack, tote bag, cash, dress pants, jewelry, makeup, MTA pass, phone charger, notebook and shoes.

Police said near the same place on East 125th Street on Oct. 26 around 5:30 p.m. a 45-year old woman had her passenger window broken and items worth $710 stolen, including eyeglasses, four credit cards, a checkbook, driver’s license and social security card, police said.

Anyone with information can call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).