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Trio Steals Motorcycles, Dirt Bikes and ATVs from Garages, Police Say

By Nicholas Rizzi | January 12, 2017 4:22pm

MARINERS HARBOR — A group of thieves stole motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATVs from garages around Mariners Harbor, police said.

The three men broke into two garages and a box container between November and December and stole the vehicles inside, the NYPD said.

It's unclear why police waited so long to release information about the crimes.

The burglars first struck on Nov. 3 when they broke into a garage near Van Name Avenue and Walker Street owned by a 31-year-old man and stole two motorcycles at about 5:20 a.m., police said. The group fled northbound on Van Name Avenue.

On Nov. 25, the thieves broke into a 52-year-old man's garage near Trantor and Hooker places shortly after midnight and stole two ATVs and a dirt bike, authorities said. They fled southbound on Trantor Place.

The last burglary linked to the group was on Dec. 17 when they cut the chain link fence around Mil Enterprise, 166 Pulaski Ave., at 5:15 a.m. and broke into a box container at the site, police said.

The trio removed two ATVs, a chainsaw and a grinder from the container, but the items were later recovered nearby, police said.

Security camera footage from the burglary shows the three men in dark colored clothing getting into a minivan with a roof rack and fleeing in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.