Thieves Steal BMW from Syosset Gas Station


By Nolan Cleary

Police in Nassau County are on the hunt for group of brazen car thieves who stole a running black 2011 BMW from a gas station in Syosset.

On the early morning of Tuesday, April 26th at the BP gas station located at 200 South Oyster Bay Bay Road in Syosset, the thieves grabbed the BMW, as the owner was paying for gas.

The owner of the car, a 35 year old man, briefly left the vehicle unlocked and running as he entered the gas station around 4:43 AM to pay. But a group of brazen car thieves were "casing the gas station," and waiting for the opportunity to grab a car.

One of the car thieves jumped out of his waiting car, leaped into the BMW, and tore out of the gas station, squealing rubber as he fled.

The car thief and his three collaborators - one driving a gray Nissan Murano and the other two in a white Range Rover - both of which vehicles were lurking at the station - then all raced south on South Oyster Bay Road.

Police say the four suspects include: a man wearing white sweatshirt, black jeans

and white sneakers; a man wearing a black sweatshirt and a black ski mask; a man wearing grey sweatpants with a black stripe down the leg, a grey sweatshirt and black sneakers; and a fourth man wearing green hooded sweatshirt and a white hospital mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.