Sunday, September 25, 2022

Thieves target pricey wheels

The Flower Mound Police Department is reporting an increase in overnight wheel and tire thefts.

During the past two weeks, seven sets of wheels were stolen in the FM 2499, FM 3040 and Morris Road areas, authorities said.

The suspects are targeting vehicles parked in driveways or on the street at night that have 20-inch or larger chrome wheels and tires, leaving the trucks up on landscaping stones or jacks.

Although police are conducting intensive patrols during the overnight hours, the suspects remain at large.

“Unfortunately, the suspects operate under the cover of darkness.  They have the thefts down to a science and they’re not targeting any one specific area,” said Officer Steven Caldwell with the FMPD Crime Prevention Unit

While the police department continues to pursue leads, residents are asked to focus on prevention; including keeping the areas surrounding your vehicle well lit, using a car alarm and locking lug nuts, reporting suspicious activity immediately, watching for vehicles driving slowly through neighborhoods, marking rims with a personal code or ID and parking vehicles in your garage if possible.

The following wheel thefts were recently reported:

Apr 26: 1008 Glen Chester Drive. The vehicle was a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche.

Apr 26: 1012 Glen Chester Drive The vehicle was a 2007 Chevy Suburban.

Apr 28: 1500 Lake Crest Court. The vehicle was a 2008 Cadillac Escalade.

May 2: 2337 Claremont Court. The vehicle was a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado.

May 2: 2605 Southwestern Drive. The vehicle was a 2007 Chevy Avalanche.

May 3: 2708 Lake Crest Drive. The vehicle was a 2007 Chevy Suburban.

May 3: 2109 Bennington Ave. The vehicle was a 2007 GMC Yukon.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the FMPD at 972-874-3307.

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