According to Sixth Squad detectives, a dentist dining at Pearl East Restaurant, 119 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, on Saturday, Jan. 17, reported to police that he had used the valet service at the restaurant and that person or persons unknown took the keys from the valet station and stole his 2008 Mercedes. He further stated that inside the stolen Mercedes was another set of keys to a car that he had parked in his driveway.
According to Detective Hoehn, the victim said when he called home he discovered the second auto, a 2003 Porsche, was also stolen.
Detectives believe that the same individuals stole both cars and that the suspects utilized the GPS in the Mercedes to locate the victim's address and the second auto.
Det. Sgt. Anthony Repalone added that Pearl East had hired a valet service, Executive Parking Service of Roslyn, to work the private party the victim was attending. Around 8:30 p.m. parking attendants noticed two sets of keys missing, and noticed two light skinned males running into a parked car. They notified the restaurant and management identified the owner of the stolen vehicle. At 9:45 p.m. when the 55-year-old Roslyn dentist phoned home his daughter informed him she had heard car doors slamming in the driveway and had assumed her father had returned home.
While two sets of keys had been stolen from the valet service the second car, a Porsche, remained in the parking lot and was safeguarded by police. Detectives believe the car thieves, after discovering the second set of keys found in the Mercedes belonged to a Porsche, hit "Home" on the GPS and stole the second car.
The investigation is ongoing. Police ask anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.