Burglars Have Undying Love For Third-Row Seats

Like unlocked cars and families that are away on vacation, burglars will always have a soft spot for your SUV and the bench your kid sits on.

This past week, four more third-row seat burglaries — popping open the back window and removing the seat — were committed in Preston Hollow. While there is nothing that can keep your back window latch from being bypassed, a few tips would be to keep your SUV backed up to your house or in your garage.

Between 8:50 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 18, a burglar broke into a maroon 2011 Chevrolet Suburban in the 3800 block of West Northwest Highway and stole a $3,000 third-row seat.

After 11 p.m. Oct. 19, a burglar broke into a white 2011 Chevrolet Suburban in the 4200 block of Merrell Road and stole a $1,500 third-row seat and $400 worth of birthday presents.

Between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 a burglar broke into a white 2007 Chevrolet Suburban at a hotel in the 3800 block of West Northwest Highway and stole a $4,000 third-row seat.

After 11 p.m. Oct. 20, a burglar broke into a blue 2007 Chevrolet Suburban in the 4000 block of Adrian Drive and stole a $500 third-row seat.

By Andrew Plock Oct. 23, 2012 | 9:14 am | 2 Comments | Comments RSS
  • Clare

    That would be ONE tip.

  • MileyW

    Just chain ‘em to the cargo tie-downs with a laptop or bike cable. The guys doing it on the video I saw were opportunistic and wouldn’t have taken the time to go back and get a tool and cut even flimsy cables.

    Also, GM has at least two add-ons that increase the integrity of the (very) basic alarm. The glass impact sensor covers the rear side window and the other one handles access to the rear window that engages the dome lights. They are each more than a couple of hundred dollars at the dealer though.