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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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      kleind862
      • 2 Years Ago
      I welcome all theives to my suv , you will be introduced to my little friends smith and wesson . One cap in the head will remind you and your friends that we won't stand for your low life activities.
        larrysorrell
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kleind862
        We definitely need to shoot people who steal car seats. And what about jaywalkers . . . they really piss me off.
          malkaashur
          • 2 Years Ago
          @larrysorrell
          Ne66ars steal everything.
          malkaashur
          • 2 Years Ago
          @larrysorrell
          Ne66ars steal everything.
          mike
          • 2 Years Ago
          @larrysorrell
          jaywalkers should be run over by SUV's .
      Your Highness
      • 2 Years Ago
      Texas and California have one thing in common.... they are border states and borders states have lots of the same crimes and perpetrators.
      hpycmpr155
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL!! I cannot get the back seat out of my rusted 92 Jeep with a crowbar!! Good luck to these guys!!
        depaul878
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hpycmpr155
        They also like to seal my welcome mats. And sometimes they are a year old.
      darrell
      • 2 Years Ago
      People ask me if I would shoot someone over stealing my hub caps,,,,,,,,answer is yes! This is why I don't own a gun!
      mturbo28
      • 2 Years Ago
      its no surprise thats its happening in Texas and california, theres a large number of illegals concentrated in those states (as well as others) who come here to have their ''anchor babies'', 5-10 or more, so they need more seats to haul their little cockroaches around... another reason to seal the borders....
      debnaert
      • 2 Years Ago
      Enforce stricter laws and announce it on the news... anyone stealing another's property will spend 10 years mandatory sentence when caught. MORE surveillance camera's around town needed... let's catch this TRASH and put them in prison...NOW!
      poppaspond
      • 2 Years Ago
      Folks, please forgive ludom for thinking that the rear seat of an SUV a liberal soundboard. It would have been helpful if the types of SUV that are most likely to be involved. Surely not all are that easy to steal.
      Your Highness
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tail gates especially ones with rear view cameras are also things that are being stolen.
      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
      • 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
      dustins4321
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jokers left the car all open what did they expect to happen?
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