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2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Pickups Stolen From Dearborn Truck Plant

Ford F-Series pickups have historically been near or at the top of the Most Stolen Vehicles from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), including 2020, when the Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty topped that list, an inglorious result that the F-Series repeated in 2021. Recently, we’ve seen a series of thefts affect F-150 owners in particular, as well as some brash incidents at actual FoMoCo facilities, where thieves made off with Ford Performance wheels last summer and a host of Ford Mustang GT500s from the Flat Rock Assembly plant just this week. Now, that trend continues, as roughly one million dollars worth of 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor pickups were stolen from a Dearborn Truck plant storage lot last weekend, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Thus far, police have recovered 13 of those 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor pickups in and around the Detroit area, according to City of Dearborn spokesman Bilal Baydoun. “There was evidence of fences being rammed,” Baydoun said. “When they (trucks) were recovered, you could see signs of damage and some things were stripped away, tires, that kind of thing. They were in various states of disrepair.”

As of this writing, police have arrested one person in connection with the thefts, but didn’t provide any further details, as this is an open and active case. However, Ford spokesperson Kelli Felker confirmed that the automaker is cooperating with police in regards to the investigation, and reportedly placed multiple calls to law enforcement last weekend following the massive theft.

Unlike some previous plant-related thefts, it seems as if these F-150 Raptors were parked behind a locked fence at least, though that didn’t stop the thieves from smashing through it on their way out. It’s unclear how they were able to get away with so many trucks, though we imagine this won’t be the last we hear of this case.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Raptor soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 news, Ford F-150 Raptor news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. David Dickinson

    Maybe all these “stolen” vehicles are people with unfulfilled orders who finally got fed up and just showed up at the plant and drove theirs home. I wouldn’t blame them.

    But, if you are going to steal a truck, this is a good one to steal. Who could possible catch you?

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    1. Stalkbroker94

      Ah, I see. It’s funny because you’ve got to be an idiot of elephantine proportions to pre-order a vehicle and then furthermore be impatient and entitled when you’re told to wait. God forbid an adult do that.

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  2. Rick

    Well, that’s one way to beat dealer markups.

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  3. Ron Gosc

    Utterly unprofessional for this to happen. It shows no initiative to protect their investments . They have all the resources to protect their cars/trucks from being stolen. But it appears not

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  4. Dee Hart

    First, a herd of ponies stolen, then trucks… Security Is Job One!

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  5. Mike

    It’s funny how they tend to blame this on the company with NO mention of the terrible efforts on Detroit politicians to correct the theft problems in Michigan….in the many years ford has operated there…there was NEVER this kind of inncident until recently…So ,the blame can’t be fords….and that’s an Adult opinion and the correct one….you fix the morons running the state and you fix the theft problem along with it.

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  6. BADIH JOHN MAJDALANI

    First, the multiple recalls, the Lincoln Navigator/Ford Expedition fires with no fix in sight, and now this, this company’s bottom line is heading to Antarctica.

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  7. JohnP

    I had 32 years at a Ford Plant but then we had a Security Company 24/7 365 that actually watched camera’s . Sounds like their Security goes home for the weekends or it’s partly with inside help as to when an where the best vehicles where parked .

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  8. JT

    13 recovered Raptor trucks x 70,000 MSRP = $910,000
    Stolen trucks worth $1M
    Only 1-2 trucks still missing?

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  9. Kenny D

    F O R D!!!!! Well, So Much for Tracking Devices and Locked Private Property. Mom alway’s said, Honey you can LOCK your New BIKE to Keep it safe. But if someone Really Want’s, They will Take!!! There are Mean / Bad People out there. They want this stuff, your gonna Have to do Better than This F O R D!!!!…… I D I O T ‘ S…..

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