Suck on this: One reason why your car is getting pilfered

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Cops are tracking a new breed of criminal — the sucker seer.

Police in Park Slope’s 78th Precinct say they’re inundated with reports of thefts of satellite guidance systems from cars with a tell-tale sign: the suction cup that connects the fancy digital maps to the windshield.

“Those suction cups are the dead giveaway,” said an officer at the 78th Precinct. “The thieves see it and they know there’s a GPS in the car somewhere — and we’re seeing a spike in those crimes.”

The extent of the problem is unclear, but cops are clearly concerned.

“Tell everyone: take the suction cup off the windshield,” the officer said.

Updated 4:54 pm, September 11, 2008
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Sara.. from Brooklyn says:
I always take my gps with me in my purse or breifcase. That way I can upload new info and report wrong stuff, they can look through my car for weeks they will never find it. hahahahah thieves need a stronger sentence, nothing seems to be getting the message to those morons that stealing is wrong. I think we could cut off a few hands and see what happens, or some other form of punishment that might freakin work.
Sept. 18, 2008, 11:36 pm

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