CLEVELAND - Thieves are stealing wheels from cars in two Cleveland neighborhoods, causing police to ask for the public’s help.
According to Cleveland police, the thieves have been taking the wheels from Honda vehicles, mostly in the Ohio City and Tremont areas.
In at least three separate cases since mid-January, the car owners came out to find their cars jacked up and sitting on milk crates with all four wheels gone. The incidents occurred on West 38th near John Court, Jay Avenue near West 30th and Whitman Avenue near Randall Road.
In one of the cases, a neighbor reported seeing a group of younger males walking around the car – and chased them away. The neighbor said the group must have returned later and took the tires.
The cars targeted were a 2004 Honda Civic, 2002 Honda Civic and 2010 Honda Insight.
Viewer Ryan Fisher contacted NewsChannel5 after this story was posted, and said he was also a victim of a similar crime -- and submitted a photo of his Honda Fit. He said all four wheels were taken from the car in mid January and blurry surveillance video showed three guys take the wheels off within two minutes.
Police are asking for the public’s help to get a license plate number, vehicle description or anything that could help them track down the thieves in the case.
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