The local police believe that Kia cars are being targeted by thieves because they are easy to steal and easy to start.
Advancement in safety technology has made it increasingly difficult for thieves to get their hands on your vehicle. Using Tesla’s Sentry mode, car owners can even easily capture images of car thieves and find out their specific locations. However, the safer and more technologically the car becomes, the more and more sophisticated the thieves become, and there will be times when they become successful.
But, you have to be an extremely unlucky person to have your car stolen twice in the same month, but that is what happened to David Reiss in Denver, Colorado, USA.
In October of this year, Reiss’s 2018 Kia Sportage was stolen from a private garage southeast of Denver. “I don’t know what to think. I’ve never met this before, ”Reiss shared with the local media. He liked the Sportage so much that he went and bought another 2018. But just five days after buying, his second Sportage was stolen from the garage at work.
“And so my heart stopped beating,” Reiss said. “This cannot happen again. It’s ridiculous on the statistic side when you have your car stolen twice a month. I think part of my mistake was to buy the same car, I should have bought another car. This story is truly unusual because Kia models are not on the list of the most stolen cars in America.
However, car thefts in Denver increased dramatically during the pandemic, with several Kia owners reporting thefts. Local police said that the crime of stealing tanks was partly because many people now have to work from home, leading to more cars parked in one place for a long time, making it easier for thieves to operate. moving.
In Denver, Kia is one of the 10 most stolen car brands, along with Hyundai, Subaru, Honda, Chevrolet pickup, and Ford pickup. Police believe that Kia vehicles are being targeted by thieves because they are easy to steal and easy to start. Neither Reiss’s stolen KIAs have yet been traced, but hope remains as about 80% of the cars stolen in Denver were recovered within a few days. Currently, he is driving a rental car, but hesitant to buy a new car for fear of being stolen again.