November 2018

9 November 2018

2017 Germany: Most-Frequently Stolen Car Brands and Models

In 2017, Volkswagen, Audi and BMW were the car brands most frequently stolen in Germany. However, per number of insured cars, the theft risk was the highest for Land Rover and Porsche owners. The total numbers of car stolen in Germany in 2017 was at a decade low although the cost to insurers increased with cost per claim reaching an all-time high https://www.gdv.de/de/themen/news/autodiebstahl-2018---alle-zahlen-auf-einen-blick-36594

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5 November 2018

Police warning as Ford Fiestas are stolen and stripped for parts

A certain make and model of car is being stripped of parts or stolen in what is becoming a crime wave. Police in one region have warned Ford Fiesta owners because the cars are being targeted there due to their new automatic key-less unlocking system.

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October 2018

29 October 2018

Arrest made as stolen car ‘chop shop’ uncovered in Laois

Gardaí have sealed off premises on the Laois Kildare border which its believed was operating as an organised crime 'chop shop' for stolen cars. A man, who is aged in his early 30s but not local, was arrested on Thursday morning, October 24 in the Ballylinan area of east Laois on the Castlecomer road.

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17 October 2018

Thieves are stealing Honda airbags and reselling them on the black market

In the past, car thieves have gone for unattended items, radio head units, and even the car itself. Now they’re going for airbags. According to a report by USA Today, there has been a recent spike in airbag thefts in many major markets around the country. The airbags, which can sell for over $1,000 a piece on the black market, are being stolen…

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6 October 2018

Edmonton police bust vehicle VIN cloning scam, recover $500,000 in property

A man who scrimped and saved $20,000 to buy himself a new truck is now making payments on a vehicle he no longer owns, after it was caught up in a vehicle cloning operation busted by city police.

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