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The Wheel Bandits are Back

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm 14 Comments

stolen tires
photo from a previous incident last year

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve noticed a couple cars in the Capitol Hill and Kingman Park neighborhoods (where I live) propped up on cinderblocks with their tires stolen. I saw a Toyota Camry at 13th and D streets in that condition yesterday morning, and late last week saw one near 14th and Maryland.

Is this something you’ve been seeing/hearing reports of?

I guess a Camry could have a specialty tires on it, but short of that I’m confused as to why a Camry would be targeted (as the driver of a pretty popular, fairly standard vehicle (just don’t tell that to my car).”

Ed. Note: Last year we had a number of incidents from Shaw but I haven’t heard of any others in Capitol Hill recently. It seems to come in waves all over the District every 6 months or so.

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