The auto thief named one of the city’s “worst of the worst” repeat offenders by the NYPD is awaiting trial on a slew of charges that include stealing a detective’s personal ride from outside a Brooklyn police station — and selling it for scrap, The Post has learned.
Ex-con Keith Kolm allegedly snatched the 2007 Chevrolet Impala in broad daylight while it was parked in front of the NYPD’s Public Service Area 2 headquarters in East New York on Sept. 15, 2020.
The brazen caper is among eight Kolm allegedly committed during a three-month period that’s covered by just one of three criminal complaints pending against him in Brooklyn and Queens.
The others accuse Kolm, 32, of selling two stolen vehicles for scrap in March 2021 and of traveling in a stolen Toyota Prius to swipe a 1996 Ford van.
That heist took place early on March 4 in Richmond Hill, Queens.
Sources identified Kolm, who is free without bail in all three cases, as “Recidivist No. 10” on a list compiled by the NYPD as part of Mayor Eric Adams’ efforts to roll back the state’s controversial bail reform law to target repeat offenders.
He has five felony convictions, including for auto theft, according to the NYPD.
Kolm was released from prison in January 2020 after serving a 1-1/3-to-4 year prison term for robbery and other crimes in Brooklyn, records show.
A neighbor who lives next to his last known address in Howard Beach, Queens, said Kolm’s family moved out about two years ago.
His lawyers did not return requests for comment.