West Virginia Thieves Favor Pickup Trucks

September 23, 2010

Pickup trucks are popular among thieves in West Virginia.

The National Crime Insurance Bureau’s latest “Hot Wheels” report shows three of the top 10 vehicles stolen in West Virginia last year were pickup trucks.

The 1995 Ford F-150 topped the list.

It was followed by the 1994 Chevrolet full size pickup, 1998 Ford Ranger, 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2007 Dodge Ram, 1995 Ford Taurus, 1998 Chevrolet S-10, 2004, Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee, 1994 Ford Explorer and the 1999 Dodge Caravan.

West Virginia State Police Trooper Malcolm Napier told the Charleston Daily Mail that most vehicles are stolen for joyriding, then dumped in remote areas. Napier says that makes it difficult to find and arrest the thieves.

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