The Oxnard Police Department is warning members of the community that there has been an uptick in stolen Toyota 4-Runners. Car thieves are targeting 1999 and 2000 model Toyota 4-Runners and the thefts have occurred in the last few days. So far, several Toyota 4-Runners have been reported stolen to the Oxnard Police Department.

Detectives assigned to the Department’s Auto Theft Task Force are asking that community members help prevent auto theft by never leaving vehicles running while unattended and to remove all keys and valuables from inside the vehicles. Also, remember to lock and secure vehicles at all times and utilize vehicle alarms or anti-theft devices like the Club. Finally, if possible, park vehicles inside a garage or a well-lit area.Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600 or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website:, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity.  You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or visit the Crime Stoppers website