Downey – Four cars were stolen Wednesday, according to police reports.
The thefts started at 6 a.m.
Downey stands alone as the region’s car-theft capital, with about 1,000 vehicles annually being swiped off city streets. No similar-sized city in the state comes even close to having as many car thefts as Downey, according to crime statistics from the FBI.
Here’s where and when cars were reported stolen on Wednesday:
6:02 a.m. off the 8200 block of Telegraph Road
3:34 p.m. on the 7900 block of Stewart and Gray Road
5:05 p.m. on the 7300 block of Neo Street
7:47 p.m. on the 9400 block of Imperial Highway
An earlier report stated that seven cars were stolen. While police took 7 auto-theft reports, some of the reports from citizens were incorrect. One of the earlier reports was a duplicate. Another one turned out to be a burglary, and the other car was impounded, according to police.
On average, about three cars a day a stolen in Downey. The most stolen in one 24-hour period during the last year was 11.