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Thieves targeting tailgates with backup cameras in Hesperia

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — Police are investigating the theft of a couple of tailgates with backup cameras stolen in Hesperia.

It happened overnight sometime on August 28th and 29th in the parking lot of a Marriott hotel in the 9600 block of Mariposa Road.

Officials told Victor Valley News, that an unknown suspect or suspects took a tailgate off of a 2016 white Chevrolet Silverado and a 2010 gray Toyota Tacoma parked at the hotel.

Both tailgates had backup cameras and both tailgates are valued at approximately $3,000 dollars each.

Police had no suspect description available for release. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hesperia Police Department at (760)947-1500.

How to protect yourself? There are a few simple things consumers can do to protect their tailgates.

  • If there’s a lock, make sure it’s locked.
  • Back the vehicle up when you park.
  • And keep the vehicle in a garage whenever possible.

Another thing you can do is buy a hose clamp, which only costs a few bucks at any auto parts store. You can use it like a zip tie and attach it to your tailgate’s hinge, so a thief can’t just walk away with the back of your truck.

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