CRANDALL – A possible connection between vehicles posted for sale on Facebook and a number of stolen vehicles in the Crandall area has local police warning area residents to remove their listings from the social media platform.
According to a press release from the Crandall Police Department, “Initial investigations appear to show a possible link between vehicles listed for sale on Facebook and vehicles reported stolen. It is highly recommended that you either remove vehicles you currently have listed for sale on Facebook or at a minimum do not bring possible buyers to your residence.”
Several vehicles in Heartland were reportedly stolen over the Labor Day weekend. Thus far, one stolen vehicle has been recovered in Heartland and another stolen vehicle was found in Pleasant Grove.
Local police officials suspect that the stolen vehicles have been targeted because the vehicle’s makes and models have been random. It is common for vehicle thieves to target certain makes and models, not random vehicles, which led police to investigate the link between Facebook vehicle listings and area vehicle thefts.
The police department is encouraging anyone with surveillance cameras to check between late Sunday night and early Monday morning from approximately 2 a.m. until 5 a.m. and report anything suspicious.
Source: Crandall Police Department