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June 2013


NEW ZEALAND - Chop shop ‘Frankencars’ sold on Facebook

28 June 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

NEW ZEALAND - Chop shop ‘Frankencars’ sold on Facebook

Police have busted a series of stolen-to-order car "chop shops" across the Wellington district. The chop shops were run by gang affiliates who were ordering specific cars to be stolen, before stripping them down, erasing their identities, and reassembling their parts within the shells of legitimate cars - often within the space of 12 hours. The resulting…

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27 June 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

POLAND/UK - Stolen tractors turn up in Polish warehouse

Tractors worth £300,000 that have been stolen from British farms over the past two years have been found in a warehouse in Poland. Polish police arrested 12 men at the warehouse in Leszno yesterday where they found the tractors. The ring-leader was said by police to be a 35-year-old from the district 30 miles west of Warsaw who can only be identified…

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24 June 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

USA - A vehicle is stolen every 43 seconds   Un-subscribe from this thread

A vehicle is stolen every 43 seconds PHILADELPHIA — Think your vehicle is safe? Think again. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, a vehicle is stolen every 43 seconds. With that in mind, AAA held a VINgraving appreciation day Saturday on Oregon Avenue in Philadelphia. The reason is stolen vehicles are more easily traced and recovered when the VIN has…

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IRISH REPUBLIC - Chopped and Stripped Un-subscribe from this thread

24 June 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

IRISH REPUBLIC - Chopped and Stripped Un-subscribe from this thread

This is one of the secret factories used by crooks in Ireland’s €10million stolen car industry. Our exclusive pictures show an industrial unit used by Stephen Fowler, 31, to strip cars and motorbikes worth an estimated €100,000. The warehouse — located in Blessington, Co Wicklow — was packed with vehicles lifted in different…

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24 June 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

INDIA - Biggest haul by car thieves in Delhi Un-subscribe from this thread

NEW DELHI: The city that is obsessed with cars also has the largest number of vehicle thefts. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report for 2012 reveals that the total number of vehicles stolen from this city is more than the figure of Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai put together. There were 13,216 vehicle thefts in the capital…

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