At least nineteen cars were broken into last night beneath the Bedford Avenue Belt Parkway overpass and along Shore Parkway North.

We were first alerted to the break-ins this afternoon, when a reader told us that “dozens” of cars had their windows smashed on Bedford and along Shore Parkway between Bedford and Ocean Avenue. He said police first arrived at 8:30 a.m.

When we visited the scene, we counted 19 parking spots littered with broken glass, including about 12 cars that were still parked. All of the vandalized cars were broken into from the passenger side, and every car’s glove box was found open. All of the cars on both sides of Bedford Avenue underneath the Belt Parkway were broken into.

Owners of one damaged car said the only thing missing from the car was a brand new GPS unit. They said they parked their car around 11:30 p.m. last night and returned this morning to find both passenger side windows open. The couple said they first moved to the neighborhood less than a year ago, and this was the second time their car was robbed near Shore Parkway. The first time, thieves took their license plates.

Police on the scene refused comment, and would not confirm the total number of vehicles damaged. We are waiting to hear back from the 61st Precinct’s Community Affairs unit.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Shore Parkway is really quiet at night. Not much pedestrian or car traffic. Still, no one heard anything?

  • http://www.flickr.com/knightmare6 Knightmare6

    I had my radio stolen once… nowadays I just leave my glove box and side box open so you can just look into it and see there's nothing worth taking aside from a first aid kit. I'd hate to keep paying to have my windows fixed.

  • JoeSixpackPublic

    19 cars and no cops driving around in that timeframe? Where are the cops when you need them?

    • Barkingspider7

      61 pct cops working? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, right!

  • GUEST

    Why would you brake both side windows+ broken side mirrors the month before + same brake ins last year same months??? Clearly it is some auto glass (Neptune eAuto Glass is the main auto glass store in da area and they are having the best prices so guess where would you go for a replacement?) store or parking garage!!! This is unbelivable happened to me 2 time! sos Sheepsheadbay turning into a Ghetto!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=195100291 Randy Contello

    my neibhors car window was busted last night also

  • frankiev

    Let's hope we're not going back to the situation in the 70's where every block had the remnants of broken car windows. Back then it was radios. Now it's anything they can find in the glove box.

  • Local Broker

    This has been going on for years. My brother lived on the corner of bedford and shore for most of the 90s and there is never really any foot traffic over there especially at night. Its very dark under the overpass and along shore pkwy in general. I think this is not an indication of the area being bad. People come here from other areas to steal because its easy to get away you have a number of exit routes here. An example is the rims being stolen off cars it takes just a couple minutes to take them and the thieves are on the belt in another couple minutes or any side street that you can take across the borough. My uncle is funny he never locks his car anywhere he goes he says that if they want to steal they will i would rather not have to fix the window.

  • AV

    This is happens all the time in this neighborhood. My car was broken into three time over the course of 6 months. One time they stole the airbag and twice did not take anything (there was nothing to take), just smashed the door window

  • sarcasm

    it must be the people who are building that mosque

  • Lena

    i've been living in this nbhood for more than 5 year and for past year my car was broken into twice, both times they stole airbags, my insurance paid 8K each time and kicked me out after it happened second time. I have a lexus rx and both times when my car got busted another lexus rx parked few cars behind was busted as well…this is what we get for leaving in a nice and pricey nbhood…i guess time to move out…

    • Soupy

      no need to move out – get a non luxury car

  • Lena

    P.S. that white nissan rogue that is parked across the street on the pic above, is still there, w/o a passenger window from the other side…

  • AV

    This is happens all the time in this neighborhood. My car was broken into three time over the course of 6 months. One time they stole the airbag and twice did not take anything (there was nothing to take), just smashed the door window

  • sarcasm

    it must be the people who are building that mosque

  • Lena

    i've been living in this nbhood for more than 5 year and for past year my car was broken into twice, both times they stole airbags, my insurance paid 8K each time and kicked me out after it happened second time. I have a lexus rx and both times when my car got busted another lexus rx parked few cars behind was busted as well…this is what we get for leaving in a nice and pricey nbhood…i guess time to move out…

  • Lena

    P.S. that white nissan rogue that is parked across the street on the pic above, is still there, w/o a passenger window from the other side…

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  • BEWARE

    THE GUYS STEALING WHEELS/ MIRRORS/ HEADLIGHTS ARE THE SAME GYPSIES THAT ROAM AROUND IN THEIR STOLEN CARS WITH EXPIRED CALIF/NC/ TEXAS PLATES SELLING ROLLED BACK ODOMETER JUNK CARS AND OFFERING TO FIX DENTS ON YOUR CARS. THE 61 PCT FAILS TO DEAL WITH THESE GUYS BECAUSE THEY ALL HAVE FAKE IDs AND THEY ARE INCOMPETENT TO LOCK THEM UP. THE USSUALLY OPERATE AROUND AVE Y AND E16 BY THE CAR WASH WHERE THE MEXICAN GUY GETS A RUSSIAN GUY TO ROLL BACK THE ODOMETER, AND THEN BUYS THE STOLEN GOODS FROM THEM….SHAME ON THE 61 PCT. IF YOU WERE SOLD A STOLEN CAR DONT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THE 61 PIGGIES, GO STRAIGHT TO THE BROOKLYN DISTRICT ATTORNYs OFFICE AND FILE A REPORT.

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