Robbers wanted in flat tire scheme in three boroughs

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Three suspects are wanted in 16 grand larcenies where they rob victims by tricking them with a flat tire claim.

Police have connected four recent grand larcenies throughout the city to 12 more that took place in Queens between August and February.

During each incident, victims are approached by one of the three suspects who distracts the victims usually by informing them that their cars have a flat tire. When the victims go to inspect the damage, the other suspects removes property from inside of the vehicles.

Two of the recent robberies occurred in Brooklyn, one was in Manhattan and the fourth was in Queens on Saturday, March 23 near 101st Avenue and 121st Street.

The suspects were caught on video during a grand larceny that took place at approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 in a parking lot along Northern Boulevard, and the most recent incident on March 27, at about 12:35 p.m. near Withers Street and Union Avenue in Brooklyn.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.