Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is warning citizens of a recent rash of thefts of high-end Dodge trucks and SUVs.
The EPS TRAP (Targeted Response to Auto-theft Prevention) team is investigating a series of at least 11 thefts of high-end Dodge models that have occurred since early November throughout the city. The thefts have specifically targeted 2021 and 2022 model Dodge Ram TRX trucks valued at $140,000 and up, some Dodge Durango Hellcat editions valued at more than $150,000, and a few Dodge Ram 1500 limited series trucks. The vehicles are all equipped with push-button starts, and it is believed thieves are using cloned key fobs to defeat the vehicles’ anti-theft systems.
“Our TRAP teams are investigating these thefts and focusing extra resources on identifying those responsible,” says Acting Sgt. Don Lawrence, with the EPS TRAP team. “In the meantime, we want to alert owners of these vehicles so they can take extra steps to protect their property.”
Police advise owners of the vehicles being targeted to park them in a secure location, such as a garage, or in well-lit, high traffic areas. Owners are also advised to remove all valuables from the vehicle, and use a steering-wheel lock (similar to “The Club”) if possible.
Anyone who has information about the thefts is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.
Edmonton Police Service
MRU #: 22R110
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