August 2012

26 August 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry

AUSTRALIA - Car thefts on the rise as dedicated police squad cut

QUEENSLAND police have cut their dedicated car theft squad from 18 officers to three as the state's stolen car rate rises at an alarming rate.

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5 August 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry

UK - Button-Start Car Thefts on the Increase

The police are reporting a massive increase in electronic car theft, particularly of high spec German cars and most commonly of those with a button start. Button starters must surely be the most pointless innovation ever added to a car. After all, a steering wheel lock was a nice, convenient place to stow your keys while driving, as well as lock the…

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5 August 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry

UK - Man hired car at Birmingham airport and drove to the continent

Czech national Martin Blanik pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to the theft of a Vauxhall Insignia from Europcar car hire.

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4 August 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry

INDIA - No takers for confiscated stolen vehicles

Jaipur: Ever wondered why so many vehicles remain dumped at police stations.

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3 August 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry


Around 26,000 motorcycles are stolen in the UK each year. Recognising the effect that theft has on the motorcycle community and industry, the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI), has launched the first ever official and national security marking scheme, which will be introduced by major bike manufacturers.

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