Chicago police: 11 Kias, Hyundais stolen on West Side
CHICAGO - Chicago police are warning residents about another wave of Kia and Hyundai car thefts that occurred within a span of two days.
Just this weekend in the 12th District alone, 11 cars were stolen, according to officials.
Police say it was the usual story - the thieves broke into the cars, then used a USB cable to hotwire the vehicle.
The thefts happened:
- About 10 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 600 block of North Wood;
- About 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 700 block of South Ada;
- About 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 300 block of North Ogden;
- About 3 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 500 block of North Marshfield;
- About 5 a.m. Jan. 29 in the 3100 block of West Fulton;
- About 4:35 a.m. Jan. 29 in the 0-100 block of North Paulina;
- About 6:45 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 1600 block of West Chicago;
- About 1:25 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 1300 block of West Grand;
- About 5:45 a.m. Jan. 28 in the 2200 block of West Superior;
- About 1 a.m. Jan. 28 in the 2100 block of West 21st Street; and
- About 1:30 a.m. Jan. 28 in the 200 block of North Racine.
State Farm and Progressive say they will no longer cover certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles due to skyrocketing thefts.
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Some 2015 through 2019 models are twice as likely to be stolen as other vehicles the same age because many of them lack even basic anti-theft technology.
The companies will not say which cities are involved, but reports indicate they include St. Louis and Denver.
The changes apply to new policies.