Tailgate Thefts Increasing for Truck Owners

March 30, 2011

Fast-acting, stealthy thieves are swiping truck tailgates across metropolitan Detroit, Mich. It's a seemingly small crime flying under the radar of police and insurance companies as victims often avoid reporting the thefts to avoid paying deductibles and higher insurance rates.

Worse, by looking to unscrupulous body shop owners and online sites such as Craigslist to unload their wares, authorities say tailgate thieves are maintaining a black market to rip off even more parts.

Source: The Detroit News