Thief crashes SUV on West Side Highway after stealing it from service center: NYPD


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A thief stole an SUV from a Hell’s Kitchen service center over the weekend — but abandoned it after crashing it into a median on the West Side Highway not long after, the NYPD said. 

The thief stole the 2020 Land Rover from Mopar Service Center on West 55th Street early Saturday morning by driving it through a garage door, police said. 

Moments later, the thief crashed the vehicle into a median on the West Side Highway as he was approaching West 57th Street, the NYPD said. 

He fled the scene on foot towards West 56th Street, leaving the vehicle behind, police said. No one was injured in the crash. 

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.