CRIME WATCH: Albany Honda falls victim to another vehicle theft

Publish Date: 
Feb 21, 2012

Thieves have hit a dealership in Colonie, N.Y., for the second time in two years and this time the thieves got away with seven bikes and other equipment.

More than $50,000 worth of bikes and merchandise was stolen from Albany Honda.

It appears the thieves broke a window on one of the garage doors, and crawled in. “Somebody must have saw or heard something,” owner Joe Farina told WNYT.

The thieves entered the service department and chiseled locks to get in and ransack the building, Farina says.

Along with the bikes, the thieves got two helmets, each worth $170, two jerseys each worth $50, pants, gloves, goggles, inspection stickers and owner's manuals, leading Farina to think it may be an inside job.

After the first break-in 16 months ago, Farina installed a security system, but the thieves who hit last week managed to disable it. “Very similar what they did, it was very similar, they removed the same window,” Farina says.

Police are still looking for the thieves.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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