Be on the lookout for this American muscle car…
Car thefts have become all too common these days, even in Canada, or what some uninformed people call America Junior. Police in Sarnia, which is located in Ontario, have been looking for a 1979 Chevy Camaro which was reportedly stolen back on September 16.
In a scenario we’ve seen all too often lately, this classic muscle car was swiped while it was sitting on a trailer. It’s almost like thieves are naturally attracted to trailered vehicles these days, so beware when transporting your ride.
Witnesses describe seeing two Chevy pickup trucks, one grey and one blue, involved in the theft. Apparently, the grey truck hitched up the trailer with the driver from the other vehicle helping get it all lined up and connected. Then they just drove off with the trailer and car.
Thieves have become incredibly bold these days, committing these kinds of crimes in broad daylight, sometimes within view of a police station. In other words, the whole conventional wisdom that car thefts happen at night in dark parking lots has gone out the window. Now, thieves are so emboldened they will swipe your ride pretty much anywhere at any time.
There are a few things you can do to guard against this. Consider installing devices which make your vehicle less attractive and harder to take. Some have turned to booting their own car when parking, others use a steering wheel lock. A kill switch, alarm system, or a dashcam which records when someone approaches the vehicle are also worth considering. Also, you might want to install a tracking device on your vehicle, if not a couple. And these days it’s not a bad idea to do the same with trailers, just in case.
The likelihood this Camaro is still wearing its correct tag is slim, but police have said it’s Ontario license plate of CSFY949 just in case.
Photo via Sarnia Police Service