Airbag Thieves Hit 7 Cars in Ocean City, Maryland

June 27, 2008

Police in Ocean City, Maryland say they received seven reports Tuesday of airbags being stolen from cars.

Police say that in each case, the airbag was stolen from a General Motors vehicle parked in a motel or condominium parking lot. Police say a rear window was broken in each case and only the airbag was stolen while other valuables in the cars were not taken.

Airbags cost between $500 and $1,200 and are a popular target for thieves. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, more than 50,000 airbags are stolen annually.

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