Thieves Stealing, Selling High-Tech Mirrors
May 6, 2019—Thiefs in Manhattan, N.Y., are swiping high-tech side-view mirrors from luxury vehicles and selling them on the black market, reported NY Post.
The mirror-stripping thieves struck 19 times in an eight-week period between March 1-April 26, with 14 of the thefts on the Upper West Side. The thieves prefer makes like Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Lexus and BMW, whose newer models sport side-view mirrors with built-in cameras that are valued at between $1,500-$2,000.
The NYPD said the pattern goes against the general trend in the 20th Precinct, where crime is down 26 percent and grand larcenies plunged 33 percent.