An SUV belonging to a member of Crown Heights Hatzalah was stolen late Tuesday night. The vehicle contained the volunteer’s lifesaving equipment and emergency warning lights.
The theft occurred on the corner of East New York Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue. The car’s owner parked Tuesday evening and was shocked to discover that his car, a black 2013 Dodge Durango, was gone along with his medical equipment.
A Shomrim advisory went out over social media asking people to keep an eye out for the car, which did not have license plates, instead there were inserts with the ‘Leasing Direct’ logo. A dealer plate was on the windshield # 7115050.
Surveillance video from nearby Beis Rivkah revealed that a single person approached the car at 2:14am and using a remote control gained access to the SUV and after spending less than a minute inside the vehicle he drove off.
“I never lost a key to the car and from the surveillance video it is clear that the thief had some sort of key of his own” the owner told CrownHeights.info, “obviously we are dealing with a group of sophisticated thieves.”
Please be on the lookout if you spot the vehicle. Report any possible sightings to Shomrim at 718-774-3333.