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Thieves continue to steal Chevy truck tires and hubs from northwest valley

Thieves continue to steal Chevy truck tires and hubs from northwest valley

Thieves continue to steal Chevy truck tires and hubs from northwest valley

Kristy Fast has video surveillance of what appears to be a Chevy truck rolling through her neighborhood.

The video shows the moments two men get out and steal the wheels off her neighbors’ truck.

Fast described how they back up and park, and how you can see two men getting out of the truck and going back and forth to steal another truck’s wheels.

Her neighbor, Mike, fell victim to the thieves. He said they were able to do this in about 12 minutes, and they were pros.

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He said there have been three trucks in his neighborhood vandalized, two of which had their wheels completely stolen.

The third time, the thieves were caught in the act and had to make a getaway.

Now, he has new video surveillance cameras and his truck is locked and gated. Mike has also secured his wheels with lug nut locks.

Auto shop manager Austin Lathrop says lug locks can help secure your wheels from crooks.

Lathrop says don’t get a basic lug lock set. He recommends a set with a couple different keys. If someone is trying to steal wheels, they probably are going to have a couple different keys.

As for this neighborhood, Fast says she will keep a close eye on suspicious activity. Fast warns the crooks to stay away because neighbors are vigilant and keep up with what’s happening on the “Next Door” app.

Police say there have been more than 16 thefts over the past two weeks. If you have information, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Published at Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:52:30 +0000

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