Thieves Stealing F-250s, F-350s in Northern California

By -

California Highway Patrol Auto Task Force is on the case to track the dozens of stolen Super Dutys outside of San Francisco.

The worst thing that can happen to any Ford truck owner, even worse than an accident, is to have your beloved truck stolen away. All of your hard work, all of your ability to get to work, gone.

This nightmare is playing out in Contra Costa County, east of San Francisco. San Francisco NBC affiliate KNTV-TV says thieves in the county aren’t just going after any truck, but Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks.

Ford Super Duty Thefts NoCal 2019

“I said, ‘What happened? Where’s my truck?!'” said Bill Jones of Martinez, California. “The passenger jumped out and got into my truck, and he was gone in minutes probably even seconds.”

The theft of his Super Duty is one of over two dozen such thefts since January. Eight trucks each were stolen in Concord and Antioch, while 11 vanished from job sites and homes in Pittsburg.

Ford Super Duty Thefts NoCal 2019

“Eleven stolen vehicles of the one make or model is an alarming rate,” said Steve Albanese of the Pittsburg Police Department. “We don’t normally see that in our community.”

It’s gotten to the point where the California Highway Patrol’s Auto Task Force is now looking into tracking down the stolen Fords. Meanwhile, Pittsburg Police found one of the trucks in a park, arresting a local man for the act.

Ford Super Duty Thefts NoCal 2019

“Have a vehicle with more security, possibly an alarm,” said CHP Officer Brandon Correia. “Sounds obvious, but make sure your doors are locked, or go old school, with a Club.”

As for Jones, he hopes his Super Duty can be found soon, as it has the tools he needs for his job.

“I’m disappointed,” said Jones. “I’d like to get it back. I’ve had that truck for 15 years. I don’t need a new truck. That one worked fine for 15 years.”

Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth about Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive expert is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic auto websites Club Lexus, JK Forum, Corvette Forum and Honda Tech. Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford truck enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected]

Comments ()