News

This page lists a collection of latest news items from around the world. For more news items members can also access the latest issues of our APB and Auto Theft Today publications from the resources page.

FOR THE HIGH JUMP Talented horse-rider and wannabe model jailed after acting as getaway driver for gang of car thieves who stole £700k worth of luxury cars

A TALENTED horse-rider and wannabe model has been jailed after acting as a getaway driver for a gang of car thieves who stole £700k worth of luxury motors. Kirstie Covele, 18, has been caged for two years after she drove the gang to 13 of the 33 burglaries they carried out during a two-month crime spree in Kent and South East…

Jeep Wrangler

Nine Motorcycle Gang Charged in Sophisticated High-Tech Auto Theft Scheme Targeting 150 Jeeps

According to court records, the transnational criminal organization is responsible for the theft of more than 150 Jeep Wranglers worth approximately $4.5 million within San Diego County since 2014. The Hooligans used high-tech methods to disable security systems and steal away with Jeeps in just a few minutes, in the middle of the night, while unsuspecting owners slept nearby. To read…

NICB Motorcycle TheftReport Infographic 2016

Motorcycle Thefts Post Increase in 2016

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2016. A total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2016 compared with 45,555 reported stolen in 2015—an increase of 2 percent. Although 2016 delivered another slight increase in motorcycle thefts, motorcycle thefts are down considerably since 2006. They have dropped from 66,774 in 2006 to 46,467 in 2016—a decline…

Powerpoint Presentations from Australasian Vehicle Crime Conference

Copies of selected PowerPoint presentations from the recent Australian Vehicle Crime Conference are now available for download. This conference was a jointly hosted conference between the Australasian Branch of IAATI, the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) and Victoria Police and held on 4-6 April, 2017 in Melbourne Australia. To download selected presentations please follow the link…