More cars will be stolen in the Rio Grande Valley on New Years and New Year’s day than any other days of the year


BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Rio Grande Valley residents are being encouraged to secure their car or truck for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day or they may start off 2020 without a vehicle.

According to a recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, more cars and trucks are stolen on New Year’s Day than any other holiday.

Also according to the report Texas ranked 2nd of the states with the most holiday vehicle thefts in 2018.

“The report doesn’t speculate on what makes New Year’s Day attractive to car thieves,” said Texas Department of Insurance fraud analyst Krystal Kulle. “But midnight January 1st is probably a time when people are celebrating the new year and not out on the street.”

Valley residents are encouraged to:

  • Never leave your keys in the car.
  • Lock doors and close windows.
  • Park in a well-lit area.
  • Don’t leave valuables in plain sight
  • If you have an alarm, use it.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands

COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing

COVID Tip: Disinfecting

COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth

COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact

COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas

COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often

ValleyCentral App Links

App Store Link
Google Play Link
More Throwback Thursday