Salt Lake City police are warning the public that car thieves have been targeting older Hondas, so take extra precautions.
More than 450 Hondas, mostly Civics and Accords with model years between 1990 and 2000, have been stolen and recovered this year, according to the police. The auto-theft unit also recovered an additional 125 Hondas that were stolen from nearby jurisdictions.
"It's spiked this last month or so, which is consistent with the national average for July and August" being the busiest for car thefts, said Salt Lake City police Sgt. Stefhan Bennett, who heads the auto-theft unit.