AURORA, Colo. -- (KDVR) -- Thieves are busy in the Denver metro area targeting people with new registration stickers on their license plates.
Victims told the FOX31 Problem Solvers the perpetrators are finding a creative way to get the sticker.
The stickers are not easy to peel off, and depending on the screws that are used, it might be too difficult to take the entire plate. More people are reporting tools such as metal sheers are being used to get the job done.
Not long after Kori Smith of Aurora renewed her license plates, she saw a chunk of metal missing. Her renewal sticker was gone -- along with a piece of her license plate.
“I have work, I have kids,” Smith said. “I was supposed to get up, take them to school this morning and we didn't get to do anything.”