Ford Super Duty Thefts Up in Denver Area
Statistics Show Increase in Thefts from 2015 to 2016
A few months ago, we reported an increase in thefts of Ford Super Duty trucks in the North Texas Dallas-Fort Worth “Metroplex” area. Well, it appears Ford’s workhorse isn’t only popular with thieves in the Lone Star State. A report out of Denver, Colorado, shows an increase in thefts of fullsize trucks, specifically Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty models in the Denver metropolitan area. Some of the thefts have been in broad daylight. The specific reason Super Duty trucks are being targeted is unknown, other than the fact the trucks are so ubiquitous and in high demand on the black market for sales or parts.
According to statistics from the Denver Police Department, 137 fullsize Ford trucks were stolen in the Denver metropolitan area in 2015. So far, 180 trucks have been stolen in 2016. Police are encouraging owners of these trucks to use a steering wheel lock such as The Club, or a more sophisticated aftermarket car alarm with tilt or shock sensors. Although an audible alarm may come too late, police say it is a deterrent to thieves. A 2013 report from vehicle tracking system manufacturer LoJack listed the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty as among the most-stolen and recovered vehicles.
Source: KUSA 9 News