Transcript for Thieves Only Need Seconds to Steal SUV Seats
the lookout and this morning a crime on the rise. Stealing the third row Seattles of SUVs. Thieves only need seconds to do it and it could possibly cost you thousands of dollars but there are things you can do to protect yourself. ABC's kendis Gibson has the details. ? Reporter: Watch as these brazen thieves pried open the back window of this SUV right in the owner's driveway near Dallas then they quickly jump into the back and take one, then two of the removable third row seats. Just moments before, the tag team of criminals caught on tape scoping out the SUV. Once inside it takes them less than 40 seconds to swipe the seats. In 2010 this car dealership in Oklahoma hit hard with crooks breaking into more than a dozen cars, a problem on the rise but especially in California and Texas, Plano police told us 12 of these left thefts just last month. As the Wynn family vacations, theirs were stolen. I could understand iPads, DVDs, but the sees to my vehicle. You should be able to feel confident without having those stolen. Reporter: They were forced to buy replacements on craigslist because the manufacturer no longer made the seats. We're probably taking somebody else's seats and somebody else probably has our seats. Reporter: "Gma" on the lookout with this locksmith. Look how quickly this can happen. They can break this glass, grab the seat and be out in under ten seconds. On craigslist and Ebay we found hundreds of ads for third row seats selling from $200 to $3,000. It seems like an easy payday. He created a locking system after his friend's SUV seats were stolen. His device xtralock keeps them locked and has a decal for crooks to move on. Reporter: That's quick. Very simple. A quick fix to a fast-growing problem. For "Good morning America," kendis Gibson, ABC news, Glendora, California.
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