The 111th Precinct has set up floodlights along Douglaston Parkway to chase away thieves following a series of car break-ins along the strip.
A spokesman for the precinct said the lights, which are located on Douglaston Parkway at 44th Avenue, are meant to discourage thieves from breaking into vehicles parked in the community.
As many as 26 cars have been broken into along the parkway and thieves have taken everything from cash left in the vehicles to tires and personal items.
The first series of incidents took place in and a second batch .
Eliott Socci, president of the Douglaston Civic Association, said he hopes the new lights will scare away potential thieves.
“I don’t know if it’s the best way to catch them, but it’s a cheap way to deter them,” he said of the floodlights. “I also think people can deter them by buying a set of lock nuts and putting one on each wheel.”
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