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Dallas Police Ask for the Public’s Help to Identify Suspected Auto Thieves




Police say a white tow truck stole a vehicle from South Cesar Chavez Boulevard on December 3


The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect accused of auto theft.


According to Dallas Police, an individual driving a White Ford tow truck stole a vehicle from 1110 South Cesar Chavez Boulevard on December 3rd.


Police say they believe that individuals in a black Ford Escape and a white Chevrolet Tahoe served as "look outs" while helping the tow truck driver enter the property and take the vehicle.


Police believe the tow truck may have been used in additional offenses, police said.


Security footage shows that the tow truck does not appears to have markings displayed.


Dallas police say that all tow trucks should have the company name, phone number, and address affixed to their truck, along with their identification number.


Anyone with information related to this tow truck or suspects in this crime should call Detective J. Lopez at 214-671-3524 or email john.lopez@dallascityhall.com.







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Yeah, it's unmarked - which is a big TDLR no-no.  Probably doesn't have legitimate plates, or plates at all.  Probably paper tag and likely fake.  No selfloaders reported stolen near the area lately?  Not uncommon for thieves to steal a tow truck and then use it to steal cars.  Very uncommon for someone that actually has otherwise legitimate use of a wrecker to use it to steal vehicles with.  A legitimate operator would be far too easy to track down.



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There are more missing and stolen tow trucks then the industry is aware of. Like years ago companies would hide driver injuries and drivers being struck and injured. Today they hide the fact that a tow truck is missing or been stolen. So, we only hear of about half those tow trucks which are stolen. Partly because those companies are not active on any social media and in part they don't want the information out there. If I wanted my truck back post it to all forms of social media and ask those on social media to spread the word.


Did you know that few than 30 percent of the industry is on social media and only 15 percent are active on a regular basis. With less than 5 percent checking any form of daily. Any one group on Facebook only reaches about 3 percent of the industry and industry members posting under their own name reach less than 1 percent of the industry. TowForce is reaching about 8 percent of the industry and 4 percent on a regular basis. Sadly participation is less than 1 percent, the Goal for 2020 is to drastically increase the numbers of Tow Operators Being Reached Regularly.

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