In recent months, Howard County has seen an increase in thefts of Hyundai and Kia vehicles, which is part of a national trend occurring across the U.S.

If you have a 2016-2021 Hyundai or 2011-2021 Kia model that is started by a key, consider taking the following preventive measures:

  • Purchase a steering wheel lock. These are relatively inexpensive and are an excellent visual deterrent to thieves.
  • Purchase a security kit recently released by Hyundai. Contact a local dealership for more information.  
  • Practice standard vehicle theft safety measures such as parking in a secured access lot or personal garage if you have one. 

Howard County police are actively investigating these thefts and believe a majority are committed by a small number of people, mostly juveniles and young adults.

If you have any information, contact police at 410-313-STOP or [email protected].  

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