The Fresno Bee reports thieves in the area of Porterville, California have been targeting Tahoes and Yukons for the SUVs’ third-row seats, which are valued at $1,000. This past Saturday and Sunday, burglars broke into three vehicles, removing the third-row seating across the city.
“We want to ensure that the owners of Chevy Tahoes or GMC Yukons having third-row seats are aware of the current trend and ask that they remain vigilant,” a news release said.
Police urge owners to store their vehicles away when not in use, or to remove the third-row from their vehicles when possible.
Update: the thefts only apply to those SUVs made before 2015. The current generation of Tahoe and Yukon have the third row bolted down.