Thieves target trucks’ custom tailgates in Deming

March 28, 2013 • State News

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Thieves in southwestern New Mexico are targeting custom high-end tailgates on GM pickup trucks.

Police Chief [auth] Brandon Gigante tells the Deming Headlight ( ) there have been four such thefts in Deming in the past month.

The most recent one involved a $1,000 tailgate stolen from an early 2000s model GMC parked at a home.

Auto-parts store managers say there are special locks that can be installed for tailgates.

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