Honda, Toyota thefts on the rise in Sylmar, Panorama City

SYLMAR, LOS ANGELES

Authorities say most of the thefts happen between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m., and most of the vehicles are more than 10 years old. Lt. Paul Vernon. with the Los Angeles Police Mission Division also said 88 percent of the thefts occur on a street or a parking lot.

Investigators say few older models have anti-theft systems, and many are left unlocked because the owners don't take as many precautions to safeguard older cars.

They recommend car owners park in a secured yard or garage, and install anti-theft systems.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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