21 year old Shaya Jungreis of Borough Park double parked his 2013 Infiniti Q50 yesterday afternoon in Bushwick, leaving the engine running and the doors unlocked. Jungreis, who works in the construction business, had gone to Somers Avenue in Bushwick to check on a work site.
“I was going out for just a second,” Jungreis told VIN News. “If I was going into the building I would for sure have locked up.”
Jungreis’ dashcam shows two black men approaching the car from either side. One man, wearing a blue jacket with white stripes over a black hooded sweatshirt, can be seen ducking down out of sight as he approached the driver’s door of the car.
Seconds later the video shows the car heading east on Somers Street, clipping a woman crossing the street as it made a right turn onto Rockaway Avenue.
A voice can be heard on the footage saying, “He could be coming right now bro,” followed by shouts of “Yo, watch the lady, watch the lady!”
Looking up, Jungreis was stunned to see what was happening.
“All of a sudden I see my car taking off,” said Jungreis.
Borrowing a phone from his worker, Jungreis contacted the 73rd precinct who unsuccessfully tried to track his iPhone which had been left in the car.
The dashcam shows the vehicle heading north on Rockaway Avenue, traveling at what appears to be an excessive speed for the largely residential area, running several stop signs and, at one point, driving in the lane of oncoming traffic in order to pass a slower vehicle.
The two men can be heard conversing in the car.
“They coming?” asked one.
“Na, na, na…ain’t nobody coming,” replied the second man.
The driver, who seemed to be having second thoughts, pulled into one parking spot after making the left turn onto Marion Street and then hitting a parked Hyundai as he pulled over a second time, just one block later “Why are you so scared, bro?” asks the second man.
The video shows no further movement of the vehicle. Jungreis speculated that twenty seconds of rustling noises, accompanied by a repeated chime from the car, corresponds to the pair looting his car before their departure.
Jungreis said that he was asked by police officers to join them in their search in the hopes that the car been abandoned somewhere nearby.
“We drove around for about 10 minutes,” said Jungreis. “We found it parked.”
While the two men took all of Jungreis’ credit cards, cell phone and approximately $200 in cash, they left his hat and tefillin untouched. The car sustained damage to the front bumper, grill, license plate and front end sensors.
Jungreis filed a report with the NYPD but police told VIN News that they had no comment on the incident.
According to Jungreis, who is still waiting to receive a copy of the police report, no one at the 73rd precinct was interested in seeing his dashcam video, possibly because his car had been located. Jungreis expressed concern that the thieves will strike again.
“They are not taking this seriously,” insisted Jungreis. “It just doesn’t seem like a high priority to them. These thieves will not stop now. They will do it again, once, twice.”