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    Stolen wheels/tires Bellmore Train Station

    Parking lot East of Bellmore Ave and North of the tracks.

    Truck with all 4 wheels gone up on jacks/blocks
    Ben

    #2
    That sucks.

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      #3
      Those cordless impact drivers are the bomb!
      SHADAP VARMINT!

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        #4
        Somebody pissed someone off
        III%

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          #5
          Surprised they didn't put it down on the rotors
          Steve

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            #6
            Maybe they didn't want to mess up the guys truck too much?
            SHADAP VARMINT!

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              #7
              Considerate thieves?
              Steve

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                #8
                I think the owner did it himself to keep the truck from being towed.
                Know your rights/Refuse peacefully to consent to a search /Ask if you are free to go or are being detained/Even if you are not doing anything wrong the 4th Amendment protects you against unreasonable searches/Never say anything to law enforcement even if you think it will help you/If questioned you should clearly and unequivocally request that you would like to have an attorney present and defer any questions until then/Never go to prison because you are afraid to go to jail.

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                  #9
                  The below story was reported last winter. This has been happening on Long Island every couple of years.

                  “Thieves Target Pricey Tires, Rims In Dead Of Night On Long Island”
                  February 9, 2016

                  http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/02/...re-rim-thefts/

                  MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Busy thieves have been striking in the middle of the night, ripping off costly tires and rims.

                  As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, Nassau County police said the thieves have struck more than 100 times in inclement winter weather.

                  Police said the thieves use the sounds of the stormy weather to mask their crimes, removing tires and rims when wind is howling and trees coming down, so people sound asleep don’t hear their jacks working and their costly new cars — slamming down on the driveway.

                  A neighbor pointed out a morning shocker to Juanita Gonzalez.

                  “He said, ‘Your car – what happened to your car?’” Gonzalez said.
                  The Mercedes-Benz in Gonzalez’s Hempstead driveway was propped up on bricks – all four tires and rims hauled away.

                  “It just makes me very angry; makes me feel violated,” Gonzalez said.

                  It is a familiar feeling to Dr. Kenroy Woodley.

                  “I just came out one morning and I found my car on four bricks,” Woodley said.

                  His brand new Honda was stripped of all tires and rims, and it was the second time tire thieves had struck on his Valley Stream block.

                  Nassau County police counted 117 cases since September, including more than two dozen since the new year. The most recent incidents were in Valley Stream and Elmont, and incidents have also been reported in Albertson, Bellmore, Carle Place, Hicksville, North Bellmore, and Seaford.

                  The thieves have targeted newer-model Mercedes Benzes, Hondas and Toyotas — striking in the overnight hours. Surveillance video from outside of Nassau County showed it takes just seconds to swipe sets of tires and rims worth $3,000.

                  “Think about a NASCAR race,” said Nassau County police Detective Lt. Richard LeBrun. “Usually within 30 seconds, all the tires are off.”

                  The best protection, Woodley said, is to “be vigilant and keep your eyes open, and look out for your neighbors.”

                  Woodley has now installed locks, two on each wheel.

                  Police also advised making sure driveways are well-lit, and said cars should be parked in the garage if possible. Surveillance cameras are also a good idea.

                  Meantime, police have flooded streets in hard-hit areas with added patrols

                  Theft victim Gonzales didn’t hear her tires ripped off. Police said thieves often strike during stormy weather to mask the sounds.

                  “If you’re in your house and you hear the wind blowing and you hear a thump, you usually think it’s a tree down or something else. You’re not necessarily going to look at your car at that point,” Gonzalez said.

                  With more snowy weather expected Tuesday night, police warned that people should be alert. The thieves may first drive around staking out target cars, and they may even loosen lug nuts in advance.

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                    #10
                    Several years ago, a friend drove his brand new Honda home from the dealership and found it on bricks the following morning. Sucks to be sure.
                    While wheel locks can be removed with the right tool (and I own several), it makes it just a little more difficult, and I feel that just that little difference may be enough to get them to move onto the next car. There's no way I'd own a car with aluminum rims, without McGard wheel locks (most of the other brands really suck).

                    One thing I'd like to point out. Don't feel confident that you're not a target, since you don't have flashy rims. OEM rims are surprisingly expensive to replace, and may be worth more than really flash aftermarket stuff.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Mad Russian View Post
                      Those cordless impact drivers are the bomb!
                      Have you seen the oil impulse drivers? Most of the power of a normal impact, but nearly silent.

                      OTOH, I routinely remove my wheels using my pneumatic impact in the driveway, and nobody takes a second look at night. Though I try to use my quietest impact gun when it gets late (the Snap On would wake the neighborhood).
                      Last edited by rlitman; 09-01-2016, 11:52 AM.

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                        #12
                        Aww man, that's some cold ass shit!!!

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