Thieves are targeting truck tailgates

tail gate thefts

(WXIA) – Police warn that thieves have a popular new target: truck tailgates. Thieves are able to remove a trucks tailgate in less than a minute.

Mechanics say there are simple ways to protect yourself. “Getting a latch that does have a lock with a key, where you can lock it,” says Darren Carr. “There are covers that you can put over it will help as well.”

A stolen tailgate could be worth thousands of dollars if sold online, or police say thieves can simply sell it for scrap metal.

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