A Jewish man woke up on Shabbos morning just to realize that his car was missing. The car owner contacted Shomrim on Motzei Shabbos to open an investigation. After spending hours reviewing and gathering CCTV footage from area homes, Shomrim confirmed that the car was stolen on Shabbos at around 3:30 am. The NYPD was contacted and a report was made.
After a car was stopped by members of the NYPD’s 5th Precinct in Manhattan for a vehicle that was disobeying traffic laws, officers were suspicious that the car was stolen since the license plate came back to a Staten Island resident with a Jewish name. However, at that time, the report hadn’t yet kicked into the NYPD’s system, therfore the officer let the alleged car thief back on the road, but discretely followed the stolen vehicle as they contacted the NYPD’s 121st Precinct, which serves part of Staten Island, where they confirmed that they had just entered a report into the NYPD’s system.
After confirming that the car was stolen, the car thief was placed under arrest in Manhattan.
Two Staten Island Shomrim members drove down with the car owner to pick up the car, where it was returned to its grateful owner.