Ridge Meadows RCMP warn of tailgate thefts

The tailgate of a Ford pickup truck. - Eric Zimmer/TIMES
The tailgate of a Ford pickup truck.
— image credit: Eric Zimmer/TIMES

Ridge Meadows RCMP are advising pickup truck owners of recent thefts of tailgates.

“Since March 1, 2016 Ridge Meadows RCMP have received five reports of pickup truck tailgates being stolen," said Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Brenda Winpenny.

"So far, the thieves have targeted newer models of both Toyota and Ford trucks, which have factory installed locks on the tailgates."

However, it appears that owners are not using the locks, making the thieves work easier.

"Police are asking for anyone with any information on these thefts to notify us," Winpenny added.

As well, if a citizen sees someone with a tailgate in their possession, they should notify police right away.

Police recommend pickup truck owners that have locking tailgates to use the lock.

For older models that do not have locking tailgates, it is recommended that a lock be installed.

Anyone with any information regarding tailgate thefts is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604 463-6251, or if you wish to remain anonymous call CRIME STOPPERS at 1 800 222-8477 or leave a TIP online at

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