May 2013

31 May 2013

JORDAN - PSD returns 188 stolen vehicles

AMMAN — Police said Thursday they had retrieved 188 stolen vehicles and detained 1,032 wanted persons. According to a statement by the Public Security Department’s (PSD) media centre, the campaign was launched on the first day of the week upon strict directions from PSD Director Lt. Gen. Tawfiq Tawalbeh to bring an end to the phenomenon.…

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29 May 2013

NORWAY - Norwegians defraud insurance companies for millions

Norway's generally comfortable lifestyle and good wages are not always a guarantee of honesty, it seems. Insurance companies paid out NOK 784 million for false claims last year. Labour and Welfare (NAV) officials report benefits fraud is on the increase. 369 persons were reported to police for claiming benefits illegally in the first four months…

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29 May 2013

LATVIA - “Honda” and “Toyota” most popular among automobile thieves in Latvia in 2012

According to Riga Police Administration's data, a total of 51 automobiles were stolen in the first four months of the year, including ten "Hondas" and ten "Toyotas". "Honda Accord", "Toyota Avensis" and "Toyota Corolla" top the list of car models the most popular among automobile thieves. Insurance company BTA Insurance Company (BTA) notes that,…

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27 May 2013

UK - Police blitz on vehicle crime across county

Police have launched a new crackdown on vehicle crime – and are appealing for help in tracking down offenders.   Officers will visit South Yorkshire homes surrounding the spots where vehicles have been stolen or broken into by thieves to draw attention to the crime in the hope residents will start to report suspicious behaviour. The officers…

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22 May 2013

UK - Luxury cars stolen in Glasgow garage raid

Six cars worth a total of between £75,000 and £80,000 have been stolen from a garage in Glasgow's east end. The vehicles were taken during a break-in at Sherwood Garage, Baillieston Road, near Mount Vernon, between 23:00 on Sunday and 01:00 on Monday. The cars taken were a Jaguar X Type, black Porsche Boxster, black Porsche Cayenne,…

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