The National Insurance Crime Bureau found car thefts rose 17% from 2019 to 2021.
The day thieves stole his truck and trailer, Alex Gonzalez nearly lost his entire business.
Inside was thousands of dollars' worth of lawn care equipment that fueled Gonzalez’s livelihood.
“It’s a cutthroat business," said Gonzalez, owner of Havana Gardens Lawn & Landscaping. "If you're not there on a certain day that you tell your customers you’re gonna be there, they look for someone else.”