Reports of stolen cars in the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division – which stretches from Boyle Heights to El Sereno – are so far running more than 40% above last year’s figures, according to a KPCC story about grand theft auto. Where do those stolen cars go? KPCC provides a break down of 16 vehicles that have recently been recovered after being stolen from the Hollenbeck Division:
Just in the past week, 16 cars that were stolen from Hollenbeck have turned up, 5 of them within the district. The remaining 11 were found in Temple City, East LA, Ontario, Huntington Park, Newton, and Northeast. Detective Debbie Guerrero said she’s seen stolen cars from Hollenbeck turn up in San Bernardino, Sacramento, and even Mexico.
Officers also provided advice on auto theft prevention, including this tip: “Don’t buy cars you see with signs in the window at the side of the road that seem to be too cheap to be true. They’re probably stolen.”