Good evening, everyone. Thank you for joining us. Thousands of vehicles are stolen each year here in the islands. Experts suggest that if you desire a specific type of pickup truck, you are more likely to be targeted.
A gym bunny breaks down the data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau in this new story at 9. Approximately one motor vehicle is stolen every 32 seconds in the U.S., according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. However, they claim that most vehicles are recovered within days.
Nevertheless, the financial hardships and frustration experienced by victims cannot be ignored. Brian’s 2001 Dodge Ram was stolen sometime after 1am on Sunday, October 29th. The last time he saw it, it was parked in front of his house. “I woke up in the morning to go get some food at Safeway for breakfast and noticed that the truck was gone,” said Brian.
“Seeing your vehicle gone when you wake up in the morning is quite shocking. It was a traumatic experience. I’ve had a vehicle stolen from me once before, but this truck is very special to me.
My family and I have been on numerous road trips in it, so losing it is quite heartbreaking.” That same weekend, a 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser was stolen from a parking lot at Harbor Center. The owner stated, “It is a cool car and means a lot to my son and me.” He parked the Land Cruiser in the lot and, when returning later, discovered it was gone.
“I couldn’t believe it at first. I checked to see if it had been towed because it had been sitting here for some time.
Once I realized it was stolen, I was just disappointed,” he said. Last year, over 2,600 cars were stolen in Hawaii, which is a decrease from the previous year’s 3,300.
The 2006 Full-Sized Ford Pickup took the top spot as the most stolen car, closely followed by the 2003 Toyota Tacoma. Although many of these cars are older models, a car mechanic suggests that vehicles are becoming easier to steal because of their computerization. With the right electronic equipment, thieves can make off with a car in just 60 seconds. A spokesperson from the National Insurance Crime Bureau claims that it is challenging to determine how easy it is to steal modern vehicles compared to older ones, as methods have evolved.
Tech-savvy thieves employ various techniques, such as breaching computer systems to capture signals from key fobs remotely and unlock cars. If you have any information about these stolen vehicles or any other car theft, please contact the police. Both Brian and the Land Cruiser owner have not given up hope yet. “Losing the truck is a significant burden since there are only a few of them on the island.
I’m sure someone has seen something, so hopefully this will help people come forward with information,” Brian expressed..