ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen Police department reports a disturbing trend in vehicle thefts which seems to be targeting Toyota Owners. Aberdeen Police Seargent Art Laur reports that over the past two week period
they have seen six toyota vehicles stolen, with the two most recent occuring over the last weekend.
Laure said that in at least one case, the theft seemed well thought out; "in one instance it appears that the person who stole the truck actually followed the vehicle into the parking lot of a business, waited for the person to enter the business, then walked in behind him, grabbed the [vehicle] and left."
Initially the thefts seemed to be targetting toyota pickups, however Laur said they have seen some Toyota cars stolen recently as well. The Hoquiam Police department reports 4 vehicle thefts total, since June 1st, only one of which was a Toyota, a 1979 Pickup.
A 2006 study by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners places the 1989 Toyota Camry as the 3rd most stolen vehicle in the United States, behind the 1991 Honda Accord and the 1995 Honda Civic.