An unknown number of vehicle thieves appear to be targeting older Hondas in Vader after a third car in as many weeks has been reported stolen by authorities.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has reported a 1993 Honda Civic was stolen sometime between 6 p.m. March 23 and 6 a.m. March 24 from the 900 block of B St., joining a string of thefts including a 1993 Honda Prelude stolen from the 900 block of D St. on March 14, and a 1992 Honda Accord stolen from the 900 block of 10th St. on March 6.
While no suspects have been reported as of yet, surveillance footage has come forward of a car prowler caught March 6 targeting a 1994 Honda Accord on the 100 block of Alpine Ct. and authorities are investigating the matter.
Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Office advises all car owners to not leave valuables in their vehicle and make sure their doors are locked and, if possible, to park their car in a well-lit area.
The most recent Honda has been described as a black in color with Oregon license plate ZUB478 and a value of $2,000. The Prelude stolen March 14 has been described as red with Washington license plate AMA2844 and a value of $3,000. The Accord stolen March 6 has been described as a sedan with black steel rims, studded snow tires, a spoiler on the trunk and Washington license plate 190YQF and a value of $2,000.