December 2013

27 December 2013

CANADA - What is Canada’s most stolen car?

By Henry Stancu CANADA — For the second year in a row, the 2000 Honda Civic SiR two-door has topped Canada’s “most stolen vehicle” list. It leads the Insurance Board of Canada’s top 10 hot car list because it’s the most popular source of hot parts for SiR owners around the globe. “Thieves consistently target…

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19 December 2013

US - CHP nets 51 arrests after 2-year investigation into Los Angeles County motorcycle theft rings

California Highway Patrol officials announced Wednesday they have broken up three Los Angeles County-based motorcycle theft rings, including one in Long Beach. The alleged rings, also in Santa Fe Springs and the San Fernando Valley, focused on stealing sport bikes and parts. The investigation, known as Operation Wheel Spin, resulted in 51 arrests, and…

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13 December 2013

US -New York police smash gang that stole Bentleys, BMWs and Porsches

Car thieves with finesse have been stealing the hi-tech keys of prestige brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Bentley and Porsche, simply starting the ignition and driving their prizes away. The thieves, who operated in New York and the surrounding region for the past three years, stole 311 cars worth an estimated US$15.5 million, police said. This week…

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4 December 2013

AUSTRALIA - ‘Staged’ Maserati bingles in ‘$500,000 insurance fraud’

In less than a year, a Sydney-owned Maserati sports car was hit eight times by different vehicles causing more than $260,000 worth of damage — if you believe the owner. Police claim the luxury vehicle is one of three at the centre of an insurance scam that has netted more than half a million dollars and resulted in the arrest of three people.…

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