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Government launches tailgate theft campaign

Posted at 9:13 AM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 11:18:25-05

The Arizona Automobile Theft Authority has started a tailgate theft prevention campaign dubbed "Watch Your Tail."

The effort is in response to a 15 percent rise in tailgate thefts in the past year. Arizona is ranked fourth in the country in tailgate thefts, trailing Texas, California and Florida.

Thieves have been targeting private vehicles and dealership lots, then selling tailgates on the black market. 

The AATA recommends locking and securing tailgates via locking devices, parking with tailgates as close as possible to objects and structures and purchasing a kit that clamps tailgates in place.
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