Minneapolis police report 'unusually high number' of vehicle thefts in 2nd Precinct

April 19, 2019 10:15 PM

Minneapolis police are trying to track down whoever is stealing cars in the Second Precinct.
Police say more than three dozen have been stolen in the last month. One of the hardest hit areas is Dinkytown.

"That's an unusually high number of vehicles stolen in the city, much less from one single precinct," said John Elder, with the Minneapolis Police Department.


"Lock it (and) don't leave anything valuable out," said Jeremy Suciu, who lives in the Second Precinct. 

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The Second Precinct covers all Minneapolis neighborhoods north and east of the Mississippi River. Elder said criminals aren't targeting a specific make or model, but there's one in particular that seems to be a popular choice.

"Hondas seem to be the number one vehicle stolen by a pretty good margain," Elder said. 

Going back to 2015, if you look at stolen vehicles in the Second Precinct between March 1 and April 18, it's a trend that's gradually getting worse, according to the department's website.

"Auto theft is often times a crime of opportunity," Elder said. 

Minneapolis Police do not have any suspects but are confident these thefts are not related.

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