Automobile Theft of Work Trucks and Tools    NR21343ml

December 2, 2021

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division are informing the public of a helpful way to track and recover stolen vehicles and personal property in the City of Los Angeles.

In Wilshire Division, Auto Detectives have noticed a trend of work trucks containing tools being stolen and recovered with tools missing from the vehicles. If the vehicle and tools are not equipped with any GPS monitoring device, a helpful way to track the whereabouts of the vehicle and tools would be the use of monitoring devices.

These devices are small enough to fit on a key ring and can be affixed to most compartments of the vehicle and inside tool boxes. The registered owner of a vehicle can monitor it 24/7 via their cell phone, home computer, and other electronic devices.

When detectives or uniformed officers are conducting their investigations, this real-time information can be essential in helping victims of automobile theft to recover their vehicles and personal property.

Anyone with questions regarding this news release can contact Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Division at (213) 473-0459, or email WILSHIRE@LAPD.ONLINE Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit , and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.