NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you own a car in Queens, you might want to keep a closer eye on it.
Vandals are targeting cars in several neighborhoods and stealing their wheels.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
Councilman Rory Lancman says similar crimes in the borough have been reported on social media over the past four to six months.
In response, the NYPD has added additional patrols.READ MORE: Some Real Estate Agents Report Surge Of New Yorkers Moving From Manhattan To The Bronx
“These are the kinds of quality of life crimes that people in our community take seriously and expect the city to act to stop,” said Lancman.
A public safety meeting is set to be held Thursday night in Saint Albans.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea is expected to attend.MORE NEWS: Reopenings Continue On Broadway As 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Resumes Performances
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682), logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enterings TIP577.