Silverado truck tires
Wheels and tires stolen from pick-up truck in southwest Austin.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several people in a Southwest Austin neighborhood woke up on Wednesday morning to their trucks sitting on cinder blocks.
According to Austin police, the neighborhoods targeted were along West Slaughter Lane between S. MoPac Expressway and Brodie Lane. In all the thefts, the trucks were stripped of its tires and wheels.
“I was just totally shocked, couldn’t believe it happened in this neighborhood, ” said Brandon Way whose 2014 Chevy Silverado truck was targeted. “It happened so quietly and so quickly.”
Way said his neighbor called him Wednesday morning to let him know someone stole his wheels and tires.
“It had to be a group of professionals that did it and [they] were fast and quiet because nobody heard, ” said Way. He said insurance should cover the bill, but he has to be patient since the truck can’t be towed.
Down the street on Tello Path, another Chevy Silverado sat on cement blocks as well. The owner spoke with KXAN News on the phone and said he had a surveillance camera facing his driveway but the video didn’t really capture the suspects.
Austin police said there were six reported cases of auto part thefts across the city, which included stolen wheels and tires between Tuesday and Wednesday. KXAN learned while speaking with Way a third victim was identified.
Even though Way’s truck was targeted, his neighbor isn’t taking any chances with his pickup truck. “I put the locking lugs on my truck because of my neighbor’s incident where he had his rims and tires stolen last night, ” said Nick Schmitt. “Fortunately, I was lucky that didn’t happen to me, but again, I’ve had them [lug nuts] in my glove box since I purchased the truck last month and up until that point I hadn’t been motivated to put them on, I’m motivated now.”
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