Police say they've arrested a suspect in a string of thefts across Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn in which drivers with flat tires had property was taken from inside their cars.
A 50-year-old College Point man was charged with grand larceny in four of the 16 reported thefts. It's not clear if he has an attorney.
Police are continuing to investigate. There were three initial suspects in the thefts dating back to August. Police said one of them usually pretended to fix a flat tire for a driver while another goes inside the car to take the driver's belongings, police said.
The majority of the drivers were targeted in Queens, but the scheme expanded to Manhattan and Brooklyn in the last month, according to police.