2015-02-04 / Front Page

Thieves Target Toyota Hybrid Batteries In Western Queens

An increase in the theft of hybrid car batteries has been reported recently by the 108th Precinct in Sunnyside and the 114th Precinct in Astoria.

So far around a dozen reports have been filed in the last month in Long Island City, Woodside, Sunnyside and Astoria.

The car of choice for these crooks is the Toyota hybrid. Although removing a hybrid battery is dangerous in comparison to the removal of regular battery. However, if done correctly, it can be removed in very, very quick space of time sometime in only two minutes.

Officers from the 108th Pct. and 114th Pct. are asking hybrid owners to be on the look out for anything suspicious.


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