January 18, 2022 Your Source for Brentwood News

Brentwood Seeing Uptick in Theft of Specific Vehicle

LAPD reports three stolen Hyundais in less than a week in Brentwood

By Sam Catanzaro

Thieves in Brentwood have been targeting a specific vehicle make. 

According to Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Senior Lead Officer Matthew Kirk, between December 25 and 29, three Hyundais were reported stolen in Brentwood, part of a recent trend. 

“We have seen an increase in the number of stolen Hyundai vehicles in recent months. These cars have keyed ignitions which can be defeated with a tool or a shaved key. If you or anyone you know has one of these vehicles, please think about using either a ‘Club’ type steering wheel lock or having an ignition kill switch installed by a reputable shop.” Kirk said. “Please don’t leave your car unlocked and most importantly NEVER leave your keys in the car. This makes it way too easy for thieves and they will continue to target the area if the opportunities a readily available.”

The late December thefts took place respectively on the 11600 Block of Montana Avenue, near the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Barrington Avenue and the 11600 Block of Kiowa Avenue. 

Overall in Brentwood, the LAPD reported a 5.3 percent increase in grand theft auto and a 9.7 percent increase in burglary from motor vehicles.

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