Greece Police are giving out steering wheel locks for Hyundai cars
UPDATE: Greece Police ran out of steering wheel locks by Wednesday afternoon.
GREECE, N.Y. — Greece Police are giving out free steering wheel locks for Hyundai cars to prevent theft starting on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
The wheel locks are for Greece residents who own a 2010 to 2020 model Hyundai. You can stop at Greece Police headquarters at the town hall campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last.
Greece Police are giving out the locks amid concerns that people are stealing Kia and Hyundai cars because of how-to videos circulating on social media. In the first three weeks of January, Rochester Police reported that nearly 70% of the 169 cars reported stolen this year were either a Kia or Hyundai.
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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- 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)
- RPD: Teen who stole car from RCSD employee also stole car with children inside earlier this month (Jan. 27)
- Attempted KIA theft caught on camera thwarted by steering wheel lock (Jan. 26)
- Rochester in middle of spike of stolen cars, mostly KIAs and Hyundais (Jan. 24)
- Rochester Police sound alarm on car thefts – and ages of suspects (Dec. 29)
- Caught on camera: Local authorities investigating after cars are stolen across the region (Dec. 27)