Crown Heights notorious car thief Terrance Nelson, who has been breaking into cars for many years and locked up many times, has been arrested by the 71 Precinct of the New York Police Department Saturday evening.
At approximately 9:30 pm, Nelson was apprehended by police after responding to a 911 call that they witnessed an individual breaking into a car on Maple Street and Brooklyn Avenue.
Cops caught Nelson as he was attempting to get away with a GPS navigation system and a Louis Vitton handbag.
Nelson is a known thief in the Brooklyn neighborhood, and has been locked up numerous times.
Each time he completes his sentence he returns to the streets.
People connected to the Police Department have expressed frustration with Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes over the fact that Nelson is back on the streets time and time again.
“The police can work hard and do their job, but if the law does not keep him locked up, we will never see results in our neighborhood and on our streets,” a community activist involved in security told COLlive.