Greensboro police are urging Honda owners to take extra precautions after 8 vehicles have been stolen along Church St. since October 29th.
According to police, the thieves are targeting Hondas manufactured in the mid-1990s, as an ignition system flaw makes them susceptible to theft.
“The issues with the mid-90s Honda ignition makes it more difficult for owners to protect their cars,” said Greensboro Lieutenant Mike Brodie. “The best defense for car owners is to use an anti-theft steering wheel lock.”
Other ways to reduce car theft:
- Make the vehicle less attractive to thieves by removing valuables such as expensive stereo systems
- Lock the car in a garage, or park in a well-lit, well-populated area
- Activate the car’s audible alarm if it has one
Greensboro police are encouraging anyone with information about the thefts to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000, or text a tip to CRIMES using the keyword badboyz.