The run on flat-screen TVs didn’t end with the holidays, as a recreational vehicle dealer in Denton, Texas, is discovering.
NBC 5-TV, Dallas, reported that dozens of trailers at Fun Time RV have been burglarized during three incidents since January.
Thieves have targeted flat-screen televisions, DVD players and stereo systems that are standard in most of today’s RVs. Police said between 50 and 60 flat-screen TVs have been ripped right off their mounts.
Some of the vehicles at Fun Time RV’s lot are privately owned and are there for maintenance. But others are brand-new, and Kacsir said the burglaries are turning off potential buyers.
“That’s the frustrating thing – getting past the consumer overlooking the fact that we were broken into,” he said.
He said it’s more difficult to sell vehicles that have been vandalized even though the units are repaired.
Fun Time now has around-the-clock armed security, video surveillance and motion sensors. Denton police also said they also will be increasing patrols on the property, especially at night.
Investigators encourage anyone with information about the burglaries to contact police immediately.