Theft spree: Keep your friends close and your rims and tires, closer

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Honda rims are among the popular targets.

MANCHESTER, NH  – Police report there has been a recent string of thefts throughout the city in which vehicle rim and tires have been targeted. The thefts have been occurring in areas surrounding larger apartment complexes and are believed to be happening between 3-6 a.m.

Police have so far responded to 10 separate incidents since March 31. The following is a list of dates,locations, and the vehicles that were targeted:

 

Date Location Vehicle Type
3/21/2018 555 Canal St 2017 Lexus
3/21/2018 195 McGregor St 2016 Honda Accord
3/31/2018 Mall of NH 2012 Chev Cruz
4/7/2018 132 English Village Rd 2017 Honda Accord
2017 Acura MDX
2017 Honda Accord
4/8/2018 145 Garden Dr 2017 Toyota Corolla
4/9/2018 124 Eastern Ave 2017 Acura MDX
4/9/2018 109 Eastern Ave 2014 Honda Civic
4/9/2018 162 Karatzas Ave 2016 Nissan Murano
4/10/2018 1200 Elm St 2017 Honda CRV
4/11/2018 195 McGregor St 2018 Toyota Camry
4/11/2018 Kidder St 2017 Nissan Murano

 

It appears that the suspects are scouting out these areas in advance and are conducting the thefts at a time when there is little activity. Most of the vehicles that have been targeted have similar sized rims and tires. The rims and tires can be placed on stock vehicles of similar size, which increases their value.

The Manchester Police Department is actively investigating these cases and is seeking the public’s assistance. Anyone with information relating to these crimes is asked to call the investigation division at 603-792-5500.

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