Luxury Cars in Manhattan Keep Getting Their Expensive Side Mirrors Stolen for Resale



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A side mirror on the European-spec Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe.

A side mirror on the European-spec Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe.
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Nothing is safe, anymore– not your wheels, not your windows, not your sense of happiness, and definitely not your pricey automobile’s mirrors. And, while that might be the introduction to a trailer for a terribly dull motion picture, it’s real: Individuals are, apparently, taking fancy side mirrors in New york city City to resell them.

That’s according to a New York City Post story shared by Carscoops on Monday, which stated individuals have been targeting pricey car mirrors in Manhattan over night to take and likely resell them for good amounts of loan. The New york city Post reported that there were 19 mirror thefts in eight weeks between March 1 and April 26, according to NYPD, with 4 stolen on the exact same day: April19

The thefts pay big if successful, according to the New York Post:

The thieves elegant makes like Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Lexus and BMW, whose more recent designs sport side-view mirrors with built-in cameras that are valued in between $1,500 and $2,000

” This is a regional pattern in Manhattan North and does not appear to be a citywide condition,” an NYPD representative told The Post, adding the burglars “remove both side-view mirrors from luxury cars. It is most likely the mirrors are being stolen in order to re-sell them.”

” They’re taking these mirrors with the cameras on the overnight, now the spotlight is on them,” said an authorities source.

An NYPD spokesperson told the New york city Post that the theft pattern is under examination, which extra officers are out overnight because of it.

But the wildest part of the story wasn’t that side mirrors are the unusual, new theft targets as a result of more safety technology in cars— it was this quote, focus ours:

People tend to ignore car alarms nowadays, however if you hear one going off in the middle of the night, have a look, and if you see something suspicious, call 911,” recommended Deputy Inspector Timothy Malin, the precinct leader.

Individuals are getting things stolen off of their vehicles, while the rest of us– possibly even the owners– ignore the annoying alarms. We are, really, an excellent types.

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