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Victoria PD sees increase in tailgate thefts

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Recently we’ve had a rash of truck tailgate thefts. If you own a truck and your truck has a tailgate, all it takes is a small investment in time and cash to make your vehicle a little more secure.

For about 20 bucks, you can purchase a commercially made tailgate lock online or from your local auto parts store or, for about a dollar, you can buy a hose clamp.

By attaching a hose clamp to the hinge on your tailgate, you make it a bit more difficult to steal.

Is it the perfect solution? No. But, it is something and a little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing.

A locked garage is the safest place for your vehicle but if that’s not an option, park in a well-lit area preferably off of the street, use additional security devices and report any suspicious activity.

Make your vehicle a hard target for thieves.

-JTTurner, Victoria Police Department 

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