NYPD: ‘Bonnie and Clyde' Car Theft Team Nabbed

The couple admitted stealing 14 cars in two months, police say.

Police and prosecutors are calling a New York City couple a "Bonnie and Clyde" car theft team.

A spokesman for Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan says 29-year-old Ramon Rodriguez and girlfriend Christine Curcio have admitted stealing 14 cars over the past two months, mostly on Staten Island. Investigators say the duo targeted specific brands of cars to steal and sell for parts.

They're each charged with 14 counts of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Police arrested the couple in Queens this week after running the license plate of a car they were driving and finding it did not belong to them. The car's owner had recently donated the vehicle to a Queens charity for children; the title was inside the car.

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