TPSO: Thieves are targeting Ford F-250, F350
Press Release from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office:
HAMMOND, LA - March26, 2020 - Due to a recent increase in vehicle thefts throughout Tangipahoa Parish, Sheriff Daniel Edwards urges residents to lock your doors, especially F-250 and F-350 truck owners.
Over the past few weeks, several Ford pick-up trucks have been reported stolen from throughout the parish. "Due to similarities in the methods used by the suspects, we believe the incidents are related," says Edwards.
Detective Jimmy McGovern points out that Ford pickup trucks don’t have OnStar tracking technology like Chevy trucks, making the Fords more difficult to locate after they are stolen and there's a huge market for parts because they are so popular. Whatever the reason may be, Sheriff Edwards urges residents to park in a secure, well-lit area, don't leave key fobs in vehicles, and keep your doors locked at all times.
In the event your vehicle is stolen, immediately contact the sheriff's office or local law enforcement to file a stolen vehicle report. Also,remember to report any suspicious activities or persons in your area.
At this time, it appears that the following vehicles are being targeted in our area:
Model: F250 and F350
Years: 2003 - 2006
Anyone with information related to these thefts is asked to contact Detective James McGovern at (985) 902-2031, or Crime Stoppers, (800) 554-.5245.
Note: The vehicle pictured below is for REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY, and displays a Ford F-250 within the targeted year range.