Overnight thefts of Dodge pickup trucks in Barrie

Police say the owners were in possession of the keys at the time of the thefts

Police are investigating the thefts of two Dodge pickup trucks overnight in Barrie.

On Wednesday around 4:00 a.m., officers say a Patterson Road resident was woken up by the sound of his 2021 Dodge RAM Rebel starting up in the driveway. The vehicle was gone once he got to the front of his home.

Police describe the truck as black with red tow hooks on the front, equipped with a tonneau cover, RAM storage boxes, tinted windows, and Ontario licence plates: BK68927.

According to officers, they were also contacted by a Bishop Drive resident to report an overnight theft of a 2022 Dodge RAM Longhorn Limited, black, with Ontario licence plates: BB86961.

Police say both owners were in possession of the keys at the time of the thefts.

“It would appear that thieves are again active in our community and are targeting vehicles while their owners are sleeping,” Barrie police wrote in a release.

“Police are strongly encouraging owners of newer model Dodge RAM pickup trucks, Toyota Highlander and Lexus RX350 sport utility vehicles to do what they can to secure your motor vehicles against theft as these vehicles are highly sought after by thieves. Steering wheel locking devices, using another vehicle, a radio frequency blocking pouch or securing your car in a locked garage can help to prevent you in becoming the next victim.”

Officers are reminding the public to keep a watchful eye, day or night, in their neighbourhoods of any suspicious persons or vehicles, and to take note of the vehicle, the occupant(s), and if possible, a licence plate.

“By calling 911, your observations may help prevent a potential theft from taking place.”

Banner image via the Barrie Police Service