January 2017

30 January 2017

Car thefts not a “priority” according to police chiefs

CAR thefts in and around Winchester are not a "priority" according to a police chief. It comes after the Chronicle reported how thefts had skyrocketed in November last year with a rise in car crime of more than 1,100 per cent.

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26 January 2017

Jailed: Mechanic ran £450,000 stolen car chop shop

A mechanic has been jailed for running a stolen car ‘chop shop’ after West Midlands Police showed he was harvesting parts from vehicles stolen across the UK – and with a total value of almost £500,000.

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23 January 2017

Land Rover owners urged to secure vehicles after car stolen from Somerset farm

Police are urging Land Rover owners to secure their vehicles following a theft of one such vehicle on the Somerset Levels.  

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19 January 2017

From analogue to digital

Munich (dpa) - Crowbars to force locks and screwdrivers to force windows have become tools of the past. These days, car thieves are well organized, highly professional and pounce on booty with the help of modern technology.

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18 January 2017

Microchips in number plates to end transport ministry woes

Transport ministry says move will also help reduce use of fancy number plates, car thefts, car cloning and help track down motorists who don't pay traffic summonses.

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