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Hyundai and Kia vehicle thefts

The Oak Park Police Department is alerting residents about an increase in vehicle thefts involving Hyundai and Kia models manufactured from 2010 to 2021. The uptick in local thefts mirrors a nationwide trend where thieves target Hyundai and Kia vehicles that use a mechanical key to start rather than a key fob and push-button. If you own one of these vehicles, law enforcement officials recommend considering extra security measures such as a steering wheel lock device or engine immobilizer. You should contact the manufacturer to learn more about additional safeguards. Officials also recommend parking in a well-lit area if possible. If you park in a personal garage, keep the overhead door closed and lock any service doors. Lastly, call 911 if you see anyone attempting to break into a car or trying door handles. For more crime prevention tips from the Oak Park Police Department, visit