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NYPD: Suspect Steals Car, Sets it on Fire in Whitestone

The suspect. (Photo: DCPI)

April 4, 2018 By Tara Law

Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a car and set it on fire on March 24 in Whitestone.

The white 2003 Chevy Suburban was nabbed after the 51-year-old male owner left it running near 14-70 Utopia Parkway at around 6:45 a.m. 

The suspect spotted the unattended vehicle and drove it a short distance, police say. He then set it on fire and took off running down the street.

The suspect is described as a white male in his twenties. He was last seen wearing sunglasses, a dark jacket and jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).


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