The Duncanville Police Department is alerting the public of a rise in the number of pick-up truck tailgate thefts in the City of Duncanville and across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex over the past several weeks.
On Saturday, June 25, the Duncanville Police Department will offer an educational session regarding how to apply anti-theft devices that will assist citizens with theft prevention.
The event will be held at the Duncanville Police Department, which is located at 203 E. Wheatland Road in Duncanville. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am.
Tailgates can be stolen in less than 30 seconds, making them prime targets of opportunity. With replacement costs reaching $1,000 or more, it makes sense for pick-up owners to make their tailgates less attractive to thieves.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a report stating Texas was the top reported state with a combined number of thefts of tailgates stolen for 2014/2015 at 1,421 and Dallas was 2nd only to Houston for the highest per city.
Tailgate theft prevention tips:
The Duncanville Police advices the public to stay alert and report any suspicious activity to 972-223-6111. For more information contact Crime Prevention Officer Doug Sisk at 972-780-5027 or email@example.com