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NYPD releases video of suspects wanted for stripping cop car in the Bronx

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The NYPD has released video showing suspects wanted for stealing and then stripping an unmarked police car in the Bronx — with one seemingly ready-handed with a power drill.

The clip shows three of the four people wanted for stealing the Ford Taurus — assigned to the Bronx Special Victims Unit — from outside a supermarket at East 167th and Fox Streets at just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The car was found later found a mile north, outside a laundromat near the Bronx River — up on cinderblocks and completely stripped and destroyed.

One of the quartet being sought was seen carrying a cigarette in her right hand — and a yellow-and-black power drill in her left.

Wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood up as well as a mask, the woman also had a plastic shopping bag hooked over her left arm as she appeared to leave the store with the drill wide out in the open.

Two of the other suspects were chatting by vehicles parked at the edge of the road as she wandered around nearby.

The most distinctive was a man wearing a red beanie and a gray shirt with two white stripes on each arm and “NYCE” written across the chest.

Another man was almost completely covered with a mask and black clothing, and a fourth suspect was not seen in the footage, the NYPD said.

Police said the car was “entered by unknown means” before being driven away and “disassembled.” It was not immediately clear if the suspects would have known it was a police car.

The car had to be flat-bedded to the Eerie Basin Tow Pound, a law enforcement source told The Post.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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