Monday, September 25, 2017
SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY, MO SUFFERS EPIC STOLEN CAR CRIME SPREE 2017!!!
The murder rate isn't the only bit of crime data spiraling out of control, a new report shows a troubling rise in car theft.
To wit . . .
KCMO CONFRONTS AN UPTICK IN CAR THEFTS AS CRIME RAMPS UP OVERALL!!!
We've talked about the rise in all kinds of property crime but this big ticket theft is important because it's not just smash and grab crooks but also an uptick in scams from con artists using confidence scams to trick people into handing over their cars. For instance, after Summer storms there were at least a dozen people in Midtown who gave their cars over to scam dent removal service, never to see their vehicles again.
Here's more proof:
Fox4: Police say since the beginning of the year, more than 2,000 vehicles in the metro have been reported as stolen
Just in the past two weeks, 98 vehicles in Kansas City have been reported as stolen. Popular areas targeted include Westport, the Plaza and the River Market.
According to KCPD's monthly crime summary, 2,025 vehicle thefts have been reported since the beginning of 2017 --that's 326 more thefts from the same period of time last year.
You've been warned . . .