Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SNOHOMISH COUNTY- Auto Thieves Target Ford Trucks

According to this morning’s The Herald, auto thieves have been targeting 2000 to 2006 F-250 and F-350 Ford pickup trucks. In April alone, over 20 of the trucks were stolen between Everett and Arlington. One of the latest stolen trucks was an F-350 that was stolen in Marysville and finally recovered in Everett after a chase by police on Monday April 29 (

The Herald quoted a spokesman for the Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force as pointing out that F-250 and F-350 trucks for those years do not possess enhanced security measures that newer trucks possess. The spokesman would not specify what the security measures are.

The Auto Theft Task Force spokesman recommended that owners of F-250 or F-350 pickups:
  • Park the truck in their garage
  • Consider installing immobilizer equipment
  • Install a GPS based or radio based vehicle recovery system

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