LANSING (WKZO) -- Auto thefts in Michigan have been down in recent years, but that doesn't mean people aren't getting ripped off in other ways. The anti auto theft group HEAT says there's a new kind of crime -- component theft.
Spokesperson Terri Miller says the people are finding more thefts of carburetors, tires, rims, DVD and CD players, anbd even lift gates on pickup tricks.
She says the best way to be protected is work with neighbors who will report something suspicious. Also, HEAT offers rewards to those who successfully report a car or component theft. Miller says you've got to be vigilant. You can find out more at 1-800-242-HEAT.com .