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With thefts up, police urge security measures for F-250, large pickups

Police are reporting a spike in thefts of large pickup trucks in the Las Vegas Valley.

A Metropolitan Police Department release said the agency “has recently seen a rise in thefts of large pickup trucks, specifically Ford F-250s and trucks that look similar.”

Police are asking area residents to lock their vehicles, use available anti-theft devices and put their vehicle behind a gate or in a garage if possible.

Contact Glenn Puit at gpuit@review-journal.com or 702-383-0390. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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