Two guys were casing cars on 39th between Hudson and Edmunds (and elsewhere) last night between about 7:30 and 9pm. I've seen them before, and actually watched them do a smash and grab one afternoon about a month ago. They work as a team, one as the lookout while the other does the dirty work. They are one young black man (20's), medium build, clean shaven and short hair. Seen last night wearing blue jeans, black hoodie, and a brown or dark green North Face jacket. He's the one who actually did the smashing last month. The lookout is heavier build, black or hispanic, moustache, was wearing blue jeans, dark blue parka, and a white baseball cap with dark bill. I know the descriptions can fit a lot of people, but as always it's not the appearance but the behavior that's the give-away. These two are on an easy stroll, looking in cars, sometimes splitting up and then regrouping, making multiple passes of the same street. What they want is a good target car and a street empty of people.
I called the cops last night, but they didn't do a drive by until 45min later, so I assume it was a busy night. I don't know if our two guys eventually found a suitable target or not. If you see them, do call it in. They work fast but the simple presence of a cop in the neighborhood might scare them away. Even better, go for a stroll or take the dog for a walk. What they want is a vacant street, so we could confound them just by being present.