Denver police warn Ford truck owners about ‘rash’ of thefts

DENVER — Police are warning Ford truck owners that certain models are being stolen at a higher rate than usual.

“We are currently dealing with a rash of stolen Ford F250 & 350 trucks throughout the city and across the metro area,” the Denver Police Department posted on Facebook on Wednesday.

In 2015, there were 137 Ford F150s, 250s and 350s were stolen in Denver, according to Raquel Lopez with the Denver Police Department.

So far this year, 180 of the trucks have been stolen.

The Colorado Stolen Vehicle Watchlist page on Facebook shared 21 reports of stolen vehicles since the beginning of September. Of those 21 vehicles, nine were Ford trucks.

In another post, the owners said their Ford truck was stolen out of their driveway in Northglenn.

Another man said his Ford truck was stolen just hours after he bought it.

Police suggested owners of Ford trucks use anti-theft devices such as steering wheel locks. They also suggested owners of Hondas and Jeeps use anti-theft devices, saying those three kinds of vehicles are targeted the most.

Police also urged drivers to roll up their windows, lock their doors and not leave valuables in the vehicle.