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Auto thefts plummet in New York metro area despite national rise

Security consultants Don Bailey, left, and Mathew Solnik

(Credit: AP)

If you live on Long Island, there’s no need to splurge an a spiffy anti-theft alarm system for your car. Auto thefts are declining in the New York-metropolitan area, according to a report released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, even as they rise nationally.

In 2012, there were an estimated 26,311 auto thefts in the New York-Newark-Jersey City statistical area, which also includes...

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Pit Stop: Upcoming Long Island car shows

Saturday, Apr. 13: 36th Annual LI Regional License Plate Sale & Show; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., admission $5; Elks Lodge, 2162 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa; info: 631-281-4559 . . .

Sunday, Apr. 14: St. Patrick’s School 8th Annual Spring Car Show Fundraiser; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., adults $5, children free; 280 E. Main St., Smithtown; info: . . .

Monday, Apr. 15: ‘Everything...

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Pit stop: Long Island car shows this weekend

A Triumph Spitfire Mark IV is seen at

Here's a look at the auto shows taking place on Long Island for the weekend of Oct. 21, 2012 and beyond:

Saturday, Oct. 20: Antique Car & Fashion Show hosted by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council & featuring pre-1949 vehicles; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators $6, with period dress $4, under 13 free; Village Green, Main St., Cutchogue; info: 516-524-3077 . . . Saturday, Oct. 20-Sunday,...

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