Some Bryan residents woke up this week to find their trucks on blocks and the tires and rims gone.
Two of the thefts happened in the Austin Colony Subdivision. Similar thefts have been reported across the Brazos Valley.
The thieves target trucks and SUVs that have been parked in the driveway or in the street. The thieves hit at night and are going after newer model GMC, Cadillac SUV, and Chevrolet pickup trucks with factory rims and tires.
A set of those tires and rims can set you back as much as $2500.
Meanwhile a Brenham 18 year old has been arrested in Washington County. Brenham Police say they arrested the teen before he could steal anything. They say they are looking for an accomplice who fled.
Detectives are looking into whether the two are responsible for the dozens and dozens of thefts across the area.
Here are some safety tips to help keep your vehicle safe:
-Park your vehicle in the garage or behind a fenced in area
-Replace your standard lug nuts with a locking lug nut
-Keep your vehicle in a well lit area where you can see it
-Mark the inside of your rims with your driver’s license number
-Take photographs of your rims and tires
-Write down the make and model of your tires and rims
If you have any information about any tire thefts in the area, please contact the Bryan Police Department at 979-209-5300 or the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600.