Cops: Kias, Hyundais being targeted by burglars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– Providence authorities are cautioning Kia and Hyundai owners to take additional actions to secure their cars.

In Between July 1 and Aug. 11, authorities stated they have actually reacted to more than a lots cases of taken Kias and Hyundais. The 2 makes are more prone to being taken due to a brand-new social networks pattern.

Burglars have the ability to more quickly take late-model Hyundais and Kias that utilize a standard crucial instead of a push-button ignition, according to authorities. They eliminate the trim under the guiding column and begin the engine utilizing a USB charging cable television.

Cops are asking owners of these cars to take additional safety measures, like parking in a well-lit location or garage, locking the doors, utilizing a guiding wheel lock, getting rid of all prized possessions, and triggering the alarm.

Hyundai and Kia inform 12 News they are dealing with regional authorities departments to use guiding wheel locks and other preventative tools.