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BPD reports a trend in stolen tailgates

Posted at 11:51 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 02:51:18-04

Bakersfield Police say they've seen a trend in the theft of pick-up truck tailgates in 2018.

BPD says 75% of the reported tailgates stolen in 2018 were taken from northwest Bakersfield.

They say the majority of offenses happen on weekend nights and the makes most often targeted are GMC, Ford, Toyota, Dodge and Chevrolet. 

Robert and Becky Singenstrew said their white Chevrolet's tailgate was stolen Saturday night from their driveway. Surveillance video shows that it only took them a few minutes to make off with the tailgate.

If you recognize the thieves in this surveillance video, contact BPD at (661) 327-7111.

If you have any surveillance video of a tailgate theft if your area, contact Detective Karl Martin at (661) 326-3552.