Don’t think your SUV is less of a target because you’ve removed loose valuables from the interior.
Some thieves aren’t looking for your electronics devices or your briefcase or what have you. No, they want your third row seat!
ABC News is reporting that “third seat theft” is on the rise in Texas and California.
That’s right, crooks are taking the seats and selling them for as much as $1,000. That’s a lot of loot especially for something that can be stolen so easily.
Police recommend you engrave your vehicle’s VIN number on the seat structure or using a bike lock to make it more difficult to unhinge. But frankly the latter will not slow them down much.
And they omit the most obvious solution: a superior car alarm!
Watch the video and see how quickly the robbers are able to access the truck through the back. In less than a minute they’ve accomplished their task while drawing no attention to themselves.
In our opinion, the time to thwart a thief is before they gain entry into your ride. Being able to recover the seats is all well and good, but we’d rather not have to go through that hassle.
Considering how much it costs to replace the third row at the dealership, a wise investment in protecting your vehicle is a must.