thefts

Cops arrest alleged catalytic converter thieves in Flushing
Cops arrest alleged catalytic converter thieves in Flushing
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/29/2014 at 3:36PM

Police arrested two men in Flushing for allegedly sawing catalytic converters off multiple trucks in a U-Haul storage lot. The device — which contains precious metals inside, like platinum — has been the target of a costly new citywide crime trend.

Man busted in city-wide manhole cover thefts
News Jay Lane 5/10/2012 at 3:57PM

The man behind the theft of manhole covers has been uncovered. Andrew Modica, 46, was arrested yesterday in connection with the numerous stolen manhole covers across the city, law enforcement sources told The Post this morning. Cops pulled Modica over in a stolen pickup truck near his home on 67th Street and 21st Avenue in Brooklyn after [...]

‘Beats’ headphone thefts on the rise throughout NYC
News Jay Lane 5/07/2012 at 12:22PM

The city’s thugs have a new favorite to go with their stolen iPhones—stolen Dr. Dre headphones. The legendary rapper’s pricey, high-tech headphones, called “Beats by Dr. Dre,” are the new rage among bandits because they’re seen as “status symbols,” a police source said. Although they have yet to dethrone the iPhone as thieves’ top target, [...]