Teen Arrested in Alleged Car Theft Spree; Henry Street, Monroe Street Lots Targeted

Parking lot at 70 Monroe St. Image via SpotHero.

Parking lot at 70 Monroe St. Image via SpotHero.
Parking lot at 70 Monroe St. Image via SpotHero.

According to the Post, a teenager has been arrested for stealing/trying to steal several pricey cars from Manhattan parking facilities, including two on the Lower East Side.

17-year-old Jaquan Fraser was charged yesterday with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and a variety of other charges. The crime spree began July 13 when Fraser and two accomplices allegedly swiped a $42,000 Infiniti Q56 from a parking lot on Henry Street. Cops say he was on his own August 14 in an attempt to drive off with a $70,000 Porsche Cayenne that was parked in a lot at 70 Monroe St. (near the Manhattan Bridge). A parking attendant apparently caught Fraser in the act.

Police said the teens knew that most parking lot operators keep drivers’ keys either inside each car or nearby the parked vehicles.