The incident below occurred today, 7/26 in Maspeth.
This location is just a couple of blocks from Winfield/Woodside and a short distance from Elmhurst.
Please don't leave anything in your car and make sure the doors are locked!
If you get up during the night, please take a minute to look out your window. If you spot suspicious activity, call 911.
70th Street between 52nd Drive/53rd Avenue
At about 2:30 am a resident looked out his window and spotted a black Honda or Toyota sedan on 70th Street. Two males with flashlights were looking in the trunk of a neighbor's car and a third male was on foot ahead of them.
He said they were white or white Hispanic - couldn't tell age.
There were no scratches on the victim's trunk so the witness thinks they might have had a key. We don't know if a report was taken because the victim would have nothing to report if nothing was stolen from the trunk and there was no damage to the vehicle.
The perpetrators parked their car across a driveway, probably because a double-parked car would raise suspicion.
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association