Gates Police give out anti-theft devices for Kia and Hyundai cars on Thursday

GATES, N.Y. — Gates Police are giving out free steering wheel locks for Kia and Hyundai cars on Thursday, March 9 to prevent theft.

The locks will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gates Police Department Headquarters on 1605 Buffalo Road. The locks are for Gates residents who have proof that they own a Kia or Hyundai without a push-to-start button.

The devices are in response to an increase in car thefts in the Rochester area and concerns that people are stealing Kias and Hyundais because of how-to videos circulating on social media. In January, News10NBC showed video of how a steering wheel lock prevented thieves from stealing a Kia car after smashing its windows.

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