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Rash of Thefts Targeting Honda Wheels Hits New Castle County

NEWARK, Del., (CBS) – Some residents in New Castle County have been finding the wheels missing from their cars, and owners of newer model Hondas have been the targets.

During the past several weeks, County officers have responded to several thefts from residential neighborhoods and apartment complexes in the Newark, Bear, and Glasgow areas.  These thefts have also been occurring in the Kirkwood Highway corridor.

Police say the unknown suspects have been targeting newer model Honda Accords, Civics, and Fit vehicles.  The stolen wheels have been factory Honda alloy wheels.

Police are asking residents to report any suspicious individuals or vehicles they observe in the area of their residence or vehicles.

Police advise residents to park their vehicles in well-lit areas.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Castle County Police Department at (302)-573-2800 or visit their website at The lead investigator is Officer Dinardo,

You can also submit crime tips anonymously by going to and following the link for Tips and Alerts. You will be asked for a subject line, the location the tip applies to, and your tip information. You may also attach a photograph. Citizens may also provide text tips by texting the key word NCCPD followed by your tip to 847411 (TIP411). Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

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