Attempted Car Tire Thieves Arrested In Rhawnhurst

By Steve Beck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Three suspects were arrested after they were caught in the act of attempting to steal tires from parked cars in Northeast Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.

The incident happened at about 3 a.m. at Glendale Avenue and Shisler Street in the city’s Rhawnhurst section.

According to investigators, police arrived and witnessed the suspects attempting to remove tires from a parked car.

The suspects attempted to flee, but officers were able to catch up to the suspects and place them under arrest.

A van with several stolen tires inside, as well as a tire jack, was found at the scene. In addition, at least one car was propped up and had all four tires removed.

The incident remains under police investigation.

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