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Thieves leave two trucks on blocks in Floresville
Wilson County NewsApril 17, 2013 | 2,002 views | 1 comment
FLORESVILLE -- Police here are investigating after two Texas Edition Chevrolet trucks went from “rollin’ on dubs” to sitting on blocks.
Detective George Ortiz of the Floresville Police Department said both incidents occurred between 10 p.m. April 8 and 6 a.m. April 9. One of the trucks was parked outside a residence on Hospital Boulevard, while the other was parked outside a home at the corner of Sixth and E streets. In both cases, the owners of the trucks reported that all four 20-inch rims and tires were removed from the trucks. The vehicles then were placed on blocks before the thieves departed.
Law-enforcement agencies throughout Texas continue to report such incidents targeting Texas Edition General Motors vehicles. The trim package, which is an available option on full-sized Chevrolet and GMC trucks and sport-utility vehicles, features 20-inch and 22-inch tires mounted on polished aluminum rims. News reports from around the state have included stories about bold thieves raiding dealership lots, with employees reporting to work and finding new vehicles left on blocks.
Last year in Wilson County, four such vehicles were targeted in the Stockdale and La Vernia areas.
Officials suggest installing locking lug nuts, which could help to deter this type of theft.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Floresville Police Department at 830-393-4055. Anonymous tips, which are eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made, can be furnished to Crime Stoppers of Wilson County at 830-393-INFO (4636) or bit.ly/NDrIut.
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