Police are investigating a rash of recent spare tire thefts in Mt. Juliet.
The thief or thieves are stealing rear mounted spare tires from the back of cars, and the most popular targets are the tires on the back of Jeep Wranglers.
So far, nine of these specific kinds of tires have been stolen in Mt. Juliet, and police say more have been stolen just outside the city.
Police say the majority of the crimes happened in parking lots at shopping centers and most were stolen at night. Victims go inside to shop and come out to find the tire gone.
Police say the thieves are selling the tires online.
They recommend that you put a lock on your spare time to avoid becoming the next victim.
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