Thief steals Qatar consul general’s car, crashes in NYC

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A vehicle registered to the consul general of Qatar was stolen in Manhattan Wednesday by a thief who then crashed into several vehicles and an outdoor eatery before he was arrested, police said.

The vehicle was parked with the keys inside when it was stolen from East 51st Street and First Avenue around 10 a.m., cops said. 

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The thief sped east on East 51st, striking 10 other vehicles and a restaurant’s outside eating area before coming to a stop.

The National flag of Qatar.

The National flag of Qatar.
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The thief was taken into custody with charges pending, according to cops. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital for minor injuries.

The vehicle was registered to the consul general of the State of Qatar.

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The car’s driver had been washing it when it was stolen, according to cops.

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