August 2011

29 August 2011

USA: 2012 Cadillac Escalade will come with 4-point anti theft improvement

GM was quick in responding to Highway Loss Data Institute's (HLDI) release that placed Escalade on the top of the most stolen cars. The company now says the 2012 Cadillac Escalade will be delivered with a 4-point ani theft system. “We are currently implementing four new pieces of ‘armor’ on Escalade intended to reduce vehicle thefts,…

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29 August 2011

South Africa: Stolen UK Cars Returned

The South African Police Service's Directorate Priority Crimes Investigation, better known as the “Hawks” have handed sixteen stolen luxury cars to British police in Port Elizabeth. The luxury cars, valued at an estimated R14 million were stolen from the United Kingdom and shipped to South Africa. They were intercepted on arrival at…

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23 August 2011

Algeria: Car thieves’ network dismantled in Algeria

Algeria's paramilitary gendarmerie has dismantled a network dealing in stolen luxury cars that was operating via France and Tunisia, the local press reported Tuesday. Police arrested five people and two others are on the run, according to the French-language daily Liberte. At a first hearing, the detainees admitted to running a complicated network…

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16 August 2011

UK: Over 90% of Stolen Cars Fitted with a TRACKER Are Recovered

TRACKER Stolen Recovery Update January-June 2011: More than £7 Million Worth of Cars Returned to their Owners Nearly 80% of which were Stolen Using the Owner’s Keys The first half of 2011 saw TRACKER recover nearly £7.5 million worth of stolen cars,resulting in 64 arrests across the UK.  Whilst less than half of reported stolen…

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14 August 2011

UK: Fight to tackle farm machinery thefts

A rural crime conference will be held for the first time this autumn to step up the fight against increasingly professional thefts of farm machinery. There are encouraging signs that concerted efforts by police forces in the eastern region are making a real difference, said leading Norfolk agricultural engineer Ben Turner. He has pushed manufacturers…

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