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:
|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.