Wednesday, April 06, 1977

“Cannibalizing” of Stolen Autos on Rise in Queens

There has been a steady increase in auto thefts in Queens, particularly in Forest Hills. In 1976 there were 27,358 auto thefts in the borough compared with 23, 808 the year before. About one quarter of all cars stolen in the city every year disappear in Queens.

excerpt from Murray Schumach NYT April 6 1977

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