Thieves steal tires off retired NYPD chief’s car

A retired NYPD chief’s Jeep was left on cinder blocks thanks to some old-school tire thieves on Staten Island.

The retired assistant chief, whose name is being withheld by The Post, woke up Wednesday morning to find his Jeep Grand Cherokee on Corbin Avenue in Staten Island’s Great Kills section without all four tires, according to Sgt. Joe Imperatrice, the founder of Blue Lives Matter NYC.

“With everything going on with the coronavirus we can’t overlook crime is still happening,” said Imperatrice, who spotted the SUV on blocks.

A photo of the forlorn-looking ride was shared with The Post Thursday. The retired chief could not be reached for comment.

“We hear about this happening in Brooklyn and Queens and here is it in a safe neighborhood in Great Kills,” Imperatrice said. “Officers still need to go out there and do their job and take these guys off the street.”

Officers in the neighboring 123 Precinct warned residents Thursday afternoon of a rash of recent tires thefts on Staten Island, specifically targeting Hondas.

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