February 2012

22 February 2012

Malaysia: Selangor cops bust biggest vehicle syndicate in the state

SHAH ALAM (Feb 12, 2012): Three car thieves caught in the act of stealing a lorry in Rawang led Selangor police to a goldmine when they uncovered a vehicle theft syndicate and recovered RM100 million worth of stolen vehicles and spare parts. These items were believed to have been accumulated by the syndicate over the past 13 years. Apart from being…

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14 February 2012

Uganda: New twist in car theft inquiry as lead investigator is arrested

Investigations into circumstances under which cars are stolen from UK, cleared by URA and sold in Kampala, has taken a new twist following the arrest of the lead investigator. Kampala Central Police Station OC/CID, who was pursuing the case, was arrested by Police Standards Professional Unit (PSU) and detained for two days for illegal arrest and detention…

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13 February 2012

UK: Where do all the stolen Motorcycles go?

I owned a beautiful Triumph 650cc Bonneville for three weeks before it was stolen. Recently I saw one similar to it, which made me wonder where all the old stolen bikes that are never found end up. Research in Police National Computer (PNC) archives, Home Office documents, rider group statistics and information from insurance companies, ACPO Vehicle…

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8 February 2012

UK: The fight against vehicle crime goes up a gear

DCI Mark Hooper, of the Association of Chief Police Officers Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, sheds light on the unit's constant fight to recover stolen vehicles. It may have slipped from the forefront of the public's attention of late, but behind the scenes the fight against vehicle crime continues. The UK's dedicated vehicle crime unit,…

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