July 2013


31 July 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry


TRACKER figures reveal the most stolen and recovered car models of 2012 According to TRACKER, the leading stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, the BMW X5 was the car most frequently stolen and recovered in 2012. The BMW X5 was also top of TRACKER’s table in 2011, making it a hot favourite among thieves. Luckily owners of this type of car, who…

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29 July 2013

SPAIN - Polish car theft ring caught in Madrid, Spain

Spanish police have broken up an organized group of car thieves, responsible for 74 thefts in the Community of Madrid. In total, 18 people have been arrested and 20 stolen vehicles recovered, some already broken down into parts. The group of thieves lived in Spain under false identities and one man was found to be a member of organized crime in Poland,…

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21 July 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

UK / The NETHERLANDS - JCB Stolen In UK Found Next Day In Holland

A JCB digger stolen in the Cotswolds turned up on the border of Holland less than 24 hours later. Police say the excavator was taken from a business in Gloucestershire at around 6pm on Thursday. The thieves had it loaded it on to a Polish-registered vehicle, which transported it to the port of Dover in Kent, from where it travelled to mainland Europe.…

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21 July 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

PAKISTAN - Capital police fails to control street crimes

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police have failed to control street crimes and car thefts in the Federal Capital, as nine vehicles were snatched or lifted from different areas, seven incidents of dacoities were also recorded, besides abduction of three women last week. The Capital Police have claimed to have impounded 156 bikes and 13 vehicles during general…

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18 July 2013 | HANCOCK, Barry

REPUBLIC of IRELAND - Irish Police will not share stolen vehicle data.

Joint Statement of the European & UK Branches of IAATI on the refusal of the Irish Police to release data on Stolen Vehicles. IAATI has been well aware of the issue of The Republic of Ireland's stolen vehicle data not being made available. IAATI considers this a major issue in the fight against Organised Vehicle Crime and the fight against the…

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