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January 2013


30 January 2013

US - Car ‘chop shop’ raided

Dunedin police say they have brought an end to a ''chop shop'' near Mosgiel, used by thieves to dismantle stolen vehicles for the illegal sale of parts. Sergeant Chris McLellan, of the Dunedin proactive policing team, led a dozen officers in the search of a yard on the corner of Sinclair Rd and Dukes Rd North yesterday. He said the property…

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28 January 2013

US- Minnesota leads in auto insurance fraud

The Insurance Federation of Minnesota (IFM) recently called on regulators, prosecutors and legislators to redouble their commitment to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud in the state. The crack-down came after new statistics showed Minnesota as the state with the nation’s highest rate of increased organized crime activity in insurance…

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23 January 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

CANADA - SQ busts luxury car theft ring that targeted Trudeau airport hotels

MONTREAL — Officers with the Sûreté du Québec conducted early morning raids on Tuesday related to the theft of luxury automobiles from hotels close to Trudeau Airport. Police began their raids at 6 a.m. in the municipalities of Saint-Isidore and L’Épiphanie as well as on the island of Montreal. More than 80 officers…

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23 January 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

UK - TRACKER HELPS HAMPSHIRE POLICE RECOVER STOLEN BMW M5

Partnership with police uncovers criminal workshop and results in two arrests www.TRACKER.co.uk Thanks to TRACKER, the UK’s leading stolen vehicle recovery company, Hampshire police recovered a stolen BMW M5. The discovery also led to the arrest of two men, helping police put a stop to a spate of car thefts in the area. Once again, TRACKER’s…

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22 January 2013

Australia - Car theft on the radar after spike in 2012

Canberra police will put more resources into tackling car theft after a spike marred an otherwise positive year for crime in the territory. ACT Policing’s latest statistics  show crime dropped dramatically in the territory last year, with assaults, burglaries, thefts, and property damage at five-year lows. Assaults dropped to their lowest…

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