"I hope they catch them,” said Pat McConnell, Harborside Manor Apartments resident. “Most people living in the apartment complex are living paycheck to paycheck. This can ruin somebody overnight."

A recent string of rim and tire thefts have left residents on edge.



"It's mind-blowing,” said Chase Lucien, a Baldwinsville resident whose sister lives in the Harborside Manor. “I'm from New York City, but I wouldn't expect to see something like that to happen in Liverpool. I've seen stuff like that happen in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens."

Police say it's a problem in the Liverpool and Clay area near houses and apartment complexes - including Long Branch Park, Norstar and Harborside Manor.

McConnell has lived in Harborside Manor for 5 years, and this is the first time he's experienced this.

"[In] shock,” said McConnell. “There was nothing warning us about this going on even though I'm finding out it's been happening for days and days."

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police are currently investigating 6 incidents from last weekend.

But they say it's been happening since December 16th, during early morning hours.

"They're fast,” said McConnell. “I think they're stealthy. And I think they know what they're doing and they know what their after."

Residents hope the chase ends soon.

Meanwhile, they're protecting their cars.

"I hope they get caught because rims are not cheap,” said Lucien. “I have expensive rims on my car. I spend extra to get the wheel lock on my car. So, I'd advise to get the wheel lock for the rims."

Police also advise residents to lock their doors, park in well-lit areas and install a security camera.

The New York State Police spokesman also says on Monday night, they located two of the cars stolen from Clay. Four teenagers are in custody.