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April 2013


30 April 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

UK - TRACKER HELPS REUNITE KENT RESIDENT WITH STOLEN BMW X5 IN 5 HOURS

Thanks to TRACKER, the UK’s leading stolen vehicle recovery company, the Metropolitan Police successfully recovered a stolen BMW X5. The vehicle was found in just 5 hours, demonstrating TRACKER’s unique partnership with the police and reinforces the value and effectiveness of its powerful, award-winning technology. A Kent resident’s…

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30 April 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

USA - Mercedes Benz technology led cops to Boston suspects’ car

Carjacking a Mercedes-Benz M class proved to be a critical mistake for the alleged Boston Marathon bombers. When the driver escaped and called police, officers were able to track the vehicle using the crossover's factory-installed GPS system. Police decline to give details, but Mercedes-Benz USA confirmed it was contacted April 19 during the hunt…

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30 April 2013

US - Smartphones and car keys: Can new technology stop car theft?

You use your smartphone to make calls, send emails, check the weather and, basically, schedule your life. What about using it for your car, too? Some new vehicles, such as the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt, have mobile apps that can be used to lock and unlock car doors. In addition, GM’s mobile app, known as OnStar RemoteLink, lets consumers…

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29 April 2013

US - Chopping cars and insurance fraud

ROCHESTER, MN — Insurance fraud comes in many different forms and some in our area learned about one of the latest trends. About 7,500 cars are stolen in Minnesota each year and many are going to chop shops. It may surprise you just how quickly these cars can turn to scrap. Genevieve Stivers-Biscuso is part of the Police Explorers program. It…

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29 April 2013

CANADA - Tip helps Ottawa cops bust massive car theft ring

When a woman showed up one night at the AIM Recycling Centre weigh scale looking to unload a shiny Infiniti G-35 three weeks ago, it raised a few red flags and eyebrows. Enough to warrant a call to police. Along with the video footage and still photos AIM always takes of its potential customers -- the tip was the evidence organized auto theft detectives…

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