10 suspects arrested in connection to motor vehicle theft ring in Westchester, NYC
An auto theft ring linked to the disappearance of over 200 vehicles in Westchester and New York City has been broken up, officials say.
The state attorney general and NYPD announced the arrest of 10 suspects following a two-year investigation dubbed Operation Master Key.
Officials say the thefts occurred from April to October last year at the height of the pandemic when New Yorkers stayed at home and parked their cars for days at a time.
They say it was a sophisticated operation that resulted in the stolen cars being resold in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic.