Carrollton Police have issued a crime alert and are looking for the thieves who are stealing tires and rims off of cars.
Over the weekend, one neighborhood off Marsh Lane was targeted, where thieves got away with thousands of dollars’ worth of car parts.
Carrollton police said they have seen an increase in thefts like this happening in the city and it has many people on guard.
“It’s like you’ve been violated,” said Kim Russ. “Somebody came into where you live and took something that you’ve worked for. It’s not a good feeling, not at all.”
Russ almost fell victim to thieves stealing the wheels off her car at her home for the second time in two years. But police believe something scared the thieves off overnight Saturday.
Her neighbors were not so lucky. Sunday morning, they found their GMC Yukon resting on four bricks after their tires and rims had been stolen off the SUV.
“It’s an easy thing to sell and make money,” said Nicole Rodriguez, a spokesperson for the Carrollton Police Department. “Rims are pretty expensive. So people can steal and resell pretty quickly.”
The victims who had their wheels stolen off their SUV on Pinewood Circle estimate the thieves got away with more than $2,000 worth of car parts.
Police said they have made no arrests or identified any suspects related to the latest case.
“We’re actually considering putting in a security camera in the back of the house, because we don’t have any windows in the back of the house,” said Russ. “So we’re considering putting a security camera out there to at least maybe catch some video next time if this happens.”