Bronx men arrested for attempting to steal car parts

Two Bronx men were arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after Nassau County police officers observed them trying to use power tools to remove parts from a parked car, according to Nassau County police.

The officers were patrolling near the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Barwick Street around 1:55 a.m. when they heard a “loud cutting sound and observed a large number of sparks and smoke emanating from underneath a parked gray 2007 Toyota,” according to a statement from the department.

Anthony Garcia, 26, of E. 140th St. was operating a battery-powered saw and had allegedly removed the vehicle’s catalytic converter. He was accompanied by Johann Estrella, 33, of Bronx Boulevard. Both were arrested without incident.

Garcia and Estrella are charged with second-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree possession of stolen property

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