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February 2011


23 February 2011

USA: State auto theft agency facing budget cuts

Austin police are worried about the budget ax that will be swinging at the State Capitol. Officers fear that funding will be cut to the department that handles stolen vehicles. That could mean higher insurance rates for drivers and an increased risk of vehicle theft. Thieves in Austin steal 200 vehicles each month. It can be devastating for the victims.…

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17 February 2011

UK: TRACKER rescues quad bike

TRACKER, the leading stolen vehicle recovery provider, came to the rescue when a south Gloucester farmer had his quad bike stolen one night. Luckily, the farmer had his vehicle fitted with a TRACKER unit, but little did he know how that would give his neighbour reason to cheer. TRACKER’s stolen vehicle recovery system led police to the missing…

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13 February 2011

Lebanon: Car-theft ring exposed in Zahle as auto crimes up on last year

BEIRUT: A Lebanese-Syrian car theft ring active in the Bekaa city of Zahle has been disbanded by the police, it was announced Friday. A statement issued by the Internal Security Forces said three Syrian workers – identified only by their initials, M.H., A.M., and H.H. – were arrested Thursday following a thorough investigation and follow…

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13 February 2011

UK: Retrieval of Stolen Cars from South Africa Takes Recent Recovery Rates to £4 Million

Following the recovery of 18 high-value stolen vehicles from South Africa, the UK's dedicated vehicle crime unit has announced that it has recovered vehicles valued in excess of £4 million during the past four months. In the current economic climate, demand for high-value vehicles is great, and the ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (AVCIS)…

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13 February 2011

India: After lying low, vehicle lifter gangs regrouping?

VARANASI: Is it that after lying low for three years, the vehicle lifter gangs are again becoming active in the city? The police records show a decline in vehicle lifting cases in the last three years. As many as 591 vehicles were lifted from different localities falling under 15 police station areas of the city in 2008. In 2009, the police recorded…

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