September 2012

28 September 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry

STOP PRESS - 2012 IAATI Seminar, Bratislava, Slovakia

The 2012 European Branch IAATI Seminar is underway in the Bratislava, Solvakia. There are in excess of 165 delegates from all over Europe and from Australia, Africa, the USA and Iran. The Seminar was open with Mr John O'Byrne, President of IAATI International and Mr Barry Hancock, President of IAATI European Branch. Photographs from the Seminar…

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21 September 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry

Experts: Regional Police Co-Operation Needed to Reduce Vehicle Theft

The Balkan car mafia is among the best organised and most dangerous in Europe, earning millions of euros from this criminal activity, the EU Law Enforcement Agency, Europol, warns. According to the agency, car-mafia centres are located in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Bjeljina, Podgorica, Sofia, Skopje, Beograd, Novi Sad, Sabac, Split and Zagreb. EU insurance…

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19 September 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry

UKRAINE - Parliament ratifies agreement with CIS on joint fight against car theft

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has ratified an agreement with the CIS member states on fighting car theft and ensuring the return of stolen vehicles. Some 268 of the 347 MPs registered at the parliament's session supported this decision on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Ukraine signed the agreement in Moscow on November 25, 2005. The document…

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19 September 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry

EUROPE - 160 stolen vehicles recovered in international police operation

160 stolen vehicles recovered in international police operation | Europol Vehicle crime experts from 20 EU countries gathered at Europol headquarters on 11 and 12 September to work on “Operation Cycar”. This successful operation resulted in 160 stolen vehicles being seized and 75 people arrested. Results are still being gathered so the final…

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18 September 2012 | HANCOCK, Barry

UK - Tracker technology continues to catch thieves out

A BBC Watchdog investigation has revealed that thieves are now using a device readily available on the internet to steal BMWs and other high end cars without the need for the owner’s keys. TRACKER, the leader in stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) warns car owners to protect their assets from thieves. Installing an SVR unit significantly increases the…

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