10 a.m. Wednesday update — An attempted wheel theft was also reported Saturday at Francis Hammond Middle School.
"We had an attempted theft of SUV wheels in the Francis Hammond Middle School parking lot behind the gymnasium," according to an email from Mac Slover of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. "We believe they were interrupted before they could get the wheels off the SUV."
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Three cars were “tire-jacked” in Alexandria on Saturday according to NBC4, including two in broad daylight at the Regal Cinemas at Potomac Yard.
Tires were stolen from a Cadillac Escalade and Dodge Charger in the same Potomac Yard lot on Saturday, while a Chevy Suburban was stripped of its tires and rims while parked at an office complex on South Bragg Street.
The couple that owns the Escalade found their vehicle resting on wooden blocks after they exited a screening of “Skyfall” at the Potomac Yard movie theater.
According to the NBC4 report, police said the tire thieves acted like a NASCAR pit crew, likely bringing their own tools and finishing the job in minutes.
Anyone with information about the thefts is encouraged to contact the police at 703-746-4444.
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