Prevent Air Bag Thefts -- Alert from Laurel

Twenty airbags were stolen from 10 vehicles so far this month in city of Laurel, according to the March 29, Laurel Gazette

Airbag thefts, which first became a serious problem in the city about a year ago, are surging this month after no reported cases in January and February, Laurel police said.

Prince George’s County police through Tuesday had recorded airbag thefts from 52 vehicles in 2007, 16 fewer than at the same time last year.

Even though they do not protect passenger-side airbags, steering wheel locks can deter thefts, since thieves prefer to steal two airbags at a time. (End of Gazette article extract)

Steering wheel locks are relatively inexpensive and are available free from our local Police District 6.