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Cordova residents concerned over multiple thefts of car tires, wheels

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Memphis police confirm they are working several theft cases like this in the Cordova area. Memphis police confirm they are working several theft cases like this in the Cordova area.
This car was propped up on an old tire and battery. This car was propped up on an old tire and battery.
CORDOVA, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The last thing motorists want to see when they walk out to their car is to see it stripped of its tires or wheels. Memphis police confirm they are working several theft cases like this in the Cordova area.

"I walked outside. I notice something wasn't right with the car," said driver Paul Figg.

Figg did not know what it was at first and then he saw.

"I noticed there's a wheel missing. I looked further back there's another wheel missing," he said.

All four tires and wheels were gone. The car was propped up on an old tire and battery.

It happened at the Country Squire apartments in Cordova last Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

Figg said police told him it happened to four other cars in the complex. A police spokesperson said there has been a number of wheel and tire thefts like this in the Cordova area.

Figg said he, too, knows someone it happened to a month ago in the Cordova area. It appears the thieves are not going after fancy rims, just the factory wheels that come on a car.

Paul Figg was told his car could not be towed without tires. So his car sits waiting for the wheels and tires he has ordered.

Experts suggest drivers buy a wheel lock kit. The cost is about $35.

Figg does not know if his car was damaged when the thieves removed the wheel. The car is being looked into now. The crooks likely were not careful.

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