Toronto police investigate rash of SUV thefts in city’s northeast Spencer Gallichan-Lowe

Toronto police investigate rash of SUV thefts in city’s northeast Spencer Gallichan-Lowe

Toronto police are cautioning SUV owners in the city’s northeast due to an uptick in vehicle thefts in the area.

Police said two particular types of SUVs — the Lexus RX350 and Toyota Highlander– appear to be car thieves’ brands of choice.

Since Jan. 1, police said a total of 90 Lexus’ have been stolen, 28 of which are Lexus RX350s.

Investigators said there are several ways to prevent your vehicle from being stolen:

  • Park your car in a garage
  • Consider using a physical deterrent like a steering wheel bar or “club”
  • Consider purchasing a secondary vehicle security system that includes vehicle tracking
  • Don’t leave your keys out in the open — such as on a kitchen table or counter. Consider buying a container or bag that is designed to block radio signals (a “Faraday” bag)
  • Don’t leave your vehicle running in your driveway

 

Toronto police say SUVs like the Toyota Highlander have been targeted for theft in the city’s northeast. (PHOTO CREDIT: Toyota)

 

 

 

 

 

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