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Thieves Steal SUV Seats

Some brazen thieves were caught on surveillance video stealing an entire back row of seats from an SUV in broad daylight. Incredibly, the entire theft only took about 40 seconds from start to finish.

"Good Morning America" reports police say so-called third-seat thefts are on the rise, especially in Texas and California. "Fox & Friends" reports thieves can sell the seats for hundreds, and police say it could even be thousands.

Los Angeles police have been encouraging people to engrave the bottom of their seats with the vehicle's VIN number. Though it may sound like kind of a pain, it's probably worth it considering it can cost up to $4,000 to have stolen seats replaced at a dealership.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      This is how democrats supplement their welfare, they know all the tricks
      Ed.
      • 2 Years Ago
      PLACE A POWER CROSSBOW IN YOUR CAR...THEN LET THE BASTARD TRY TO STEAL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Dutch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why Los Angeles? Not to provide seating for 9 Swedes in a Volvo Wagon. Latinos. Illegals hauling around 15 people in a vehicle, who else? If you have ever been to L.A., you KNOW this is the truth. Just another cost of having Illegal Aliens taking over.
      geoffpoon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would bet some one at the dealership or local salvage yard has something to do with it....
      dustins4321
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jokers left the car all open what did they expect to happen?
      srdcook
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugh.....drives me nuts when people say "VIN number". Right up there with ATM Machine. It's NOT a vehicle identification number number. I work in the service department of a dealership and hear it all day long. Ok, done ranting, back to topic...lol.
      Rachel
      • 2 Years Ago
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      • 2 Years Ago
      Romney shoul explain that he wil himself be paying a additional 14millin more in TAX with his tax plan Romney does care for AA THE PEOPLE dont be stupid we cant have another 4 yrs of Obama he ll put the country in hock a MAN WHI KIES AND LIES AND LIES
      donhellbound
      • 2 Years Ago
      thats a good way to be going back to mexico in a box.
      bwhitedjr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why don't the auto makers engrave the vin. numbers on the seats, at the cost of vehicles today that shouldn't be such a stretch. Maybe install an automatic locking devise that only allows the seats to be removed by pushing a switch when in accessory mode not start mode. Or make it so the key is the only way to unlock the seat.
        pm0501
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bwhitedjr
        You sound like the type that would endorse micro-stamping on bullets!
        larrysorrell
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bwhitedjr
        Can't believe it's really a big problem. Most criminals aren't that ambitious.
        lalalexm1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bwhitedjr
        because they make money off replacement parts
      Your Highness
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tail gates especially ones with rear view cameras are also things that are being stolen.
      floydfreak63
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beaners
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