Cops are searching for three stolen construction vehicles as part of their sweeping lockdown of the city amid fears of an Al Qaeda car bombing plot timed for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday.
The vehicles – two of which belonged to Tully Construction in Queens, a company doing roadwork on West St. near 1 World Trade Center – were swiped earlier this month, a police spokesman revealed Saturday.
On Sept. 1, a dark green Chevy van with a 2-inch horizontal stripe and a yellow turret light was boosted from a construction site at the westbound onramp of the Long Island Expressway. Police said the driver left the vehicle temporarily to talk to coworkers when it was stolen.
The next night at 9:30, three men broke into a construction locker at a Tully storage facility on Ditmars Blvd. and loaded roughly $70,000 in tools and construction equipment into the stolen van and another vehicle, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said.