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.
More about car thefts:
- Local man’s Hyundai stolen three times (March 5)
- Car theft trend starts as Tik Tok challenge. Can social media companies be held accountable? (Feb. 27)
- North Winton Village residents share concerns about crime with Rochester police (Feb. 27)
- Here we go again: Another smash-and-grab with a stolen car in the suburbs (Feb. 21)
- Fact Check: Will insurance carriers continue to cover Kias and Hyundais? (Feb. 16)
- Businesses take extra measures to prevent smash-and-grab burglaries (Feb. 14)
- Local woman speaks out after Hyundai stolen by thieves (Feb. 14)
- Local dealership helps woman after vandals destroyed her car (Feb. 9)
- Mayor Evans announces plan to address stolen cars, smash-and-grab robberies (Feb. 9)
- KIA sends warning letter to owner the same day thieves targeted her car (Feb. 7)
- Videos show thieves using stolen vehicles to smash into businesses and grab what they can (Feb. 6)
- Local congressman pushing Hyundai and Kia to address thefts of their vehicles (Feb. 4)
- Another stolen car smash-and-grab: When is this going to end? (Feb. 3)