4 alleged car thieves nabbed in sting operation

Four people suspected in a car break-in were arrested last Wednesday in the course of a two-hour sting operation along Southern Boulevard. In an effort to crack down on car thefts between Fordham University

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2008, 5:29 PM

Updated 5,780 days ago

Share:

Four people suspected in a car break-in were arrested last Wednesday in the course of a two-hour sting operation along Southern Boulevard.
In an effort to crack down on car thefts between Fordham University and the botanical gardens, the Bronx District Attorney?s Office and the 48th Precinct set up a bait car to lure thieves.
?It's like going to the supermarkets, they take what they like, they'll break the window and be on their way,? says Detective Anthony Ramvazis.
Surveillance teams observed a group of three men approaching the bait car in broad daylight. Police say the men smashed the front passenger window with a large rock, took a laptop computer, a GPS, a cell phone and other electronics. The trio was taken into custody at the scene of the crime.
A fourth suspect was arrested after allegedly breaking into a church van that was parked around the corner.
Local residents say car thefts and break-ins are not uncommon in the area.
?On Sunday, I?ve seen three broken car windows,? says Jose Vega.
Residents say despite this latest success, no car parked in their neighborhood is safe.
Detectives say it is important for Bronx residents to report any sign of a break-in to police. Once it is entered into their database, it makes it easier to find repeat offenders.


More from News 12
1:52
Annual Juneteenth celebration draws crowds to Wolf's Lane Park in Pelham

Annual Juneteenth celebration draws crowds to Wolf's Lane Park in Pelham

2:11
Sunny, hot Monday kicks off scorching week in the Hudson Valley

Sunny, hot Monday kicks off scorching week in the Hudson Valley

0:28
​Poughkeepsie police: Man who pointed replica gun at officers disarmed, hospitalized

​Poughkeepsie police: Man who pointed replica gun at officers disarmed, hospitalized

2:09
Sleepy Hollow Sprint Triathlon raises money for youth summer program

Sleepy Hollow Sprint Triathlon raises money for youth summer program

0:21
Red Cross provides emergency assistance to 33 residents displaced by Yonkers fire

Red Cross provides emergency assistance to 33 residents displaced by Yonkers fire

1:50
Students sing their hearts out for the 2024 'Yonkers Idol' competition

Students sing their hearts out for the 2024 'Yonkers Idol' competition

2:02
 A potential heat wave is coming. These sunscreen tips can save your skin

A potential heat wave is coming. These sunscreen tips can save your skin

1:59
Revelers enjoy Juneteenth festival and parade in Yonkers

Revelers enjoy Juneteenth festival and parade in Yonkers

1:57
Rep. Bowman, Latimer encourage voters to cast ballots early

Rep. Bowman, Latimer encourage voters to cast ballots early

0:29
Police: 2 arrested for stabbing man in New Windsor

Police: 2 arrested for stabbing man in New Windsor

0:29
Saugerties man convicted of manslaughter for fatally beating man in 2022

Saugerties man convicted of manslaughter for fatally beating man in 2022

2:04
Village of Sleepy Hollow raises Pride flag for first time despite opposition from some residents

Village of Sleepy Hollow raises Pride flag for first time despite opposition from some residents

2:04
Kevin Jonas undergoes surgery to remove common skin cancer; urges fans to get checked

Kevin Jonas undergoes surgery to remove common skin cancer; urges fans to get checked

1:39
Showing support for Ukraine in the Hudson Valley during Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival

Showing support for Ukraine in the Hudson Valley during Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival

0:47
Westchester Medical Center pioneers robotic procedure to help those with severe hearing loss

Westchester Medical Center pioneers robotic procedure to help those with severe hearing loss

0:29
Carmel police warn people about recent car burglaries

Carmel police warn people about recent car burglaries

0:35
Prosecutors: Former Wallkill firefighter sentenced to prison for 2021 arson incident

Prosecutors: Former Wallkill firefighter sentenced to prison for 2021 arson incident

1:47
EXCLUSIVE: News 12 uncovers police data that shows 19 children struck by vehicles in Ramapo in 6 months

EXCLUSIVE: News 12 uncovers police data that shows 19 children struck by vehicles in Ramapo in 6 months

1:28
Officials: 7 people injured, 13 families displaced in Yonkers fire

Officials: 7 people injured, 13 families displaced in Yonkers fire

1:03
PARENTS: Dutchess County children lost for 2 hours on nightmare bus ride home

PARENTS: Dutchess County children lost for 2 hours on nightmare bus ride home