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Thieves are stealing and selling high-tech mirrors on luxury cars

Parking in Manhattan just got more nightmarish. Bandits are swiping high-tech side-view mirrors from luxury cars and re-selling them on the black market for big bucks, authorities say. The mirror-stripping marauders struck 19 times in an eight-week period between March 1 and April 26, with 14 of the thefts on the Upper West Side, according to the NYPD. Ten went down in the 20th Precinct, between West 59th and West 86th streets, and four…

International auto theft racket wrecked

Polish law enforcement agencies in cooperation with officials from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Germany, recovered vehicles stolen across Europe, worth nearly PLN 2.3 million (EUR 537,050). Overall 51 suspects have been arrested including the alleged gang leader, Polish police states. Their loot includes used expensive cars, trucks, agricultural and construction machinery. The detainees include communication department officials and…

Eight arrested in connection with auto theft ring in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico

EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) — On Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the El Paso Police Department executed multiple federal arrest warrants on an auto theft ring operating and targeting victims in Texas, New Mexico, and Juarez, Mexico, communities and in a methamphetamine distribution operation. The FBI said 34-year old Javier Dorado and 26-year old Randy Zamora were arrested in Anthony, New Mexico, for the alleged carjacking of…

Cars stolen in the UK found at Mombasa port

Seven high-value vehicles suspected to have been stolen from the United Kingdom and shipped to Kenya have been intercepted at Mombasa port.  Falsified importation clearance documents indicate the vehicles valued at Sh500 million were destined to Uganda, but customs officials suspected they were likely to be diverted into the Kenya market. Speaking at the port on Friday British High Commissioner to Kenya Mr Nic Hailey said the seizure was an…

Insurance Rates Are Rising Across Canada – Here’s Why

No, it’s not your imagination: your auto insurance rates have been creeping up. And you’re not alone. It’s happening across the country, albeit for different reasons in some regions than others. J.D. Power’s 2019 Canada Auto Insurance Satisfaction Study says that the national average increase for insurance rates currently sits at $298. Alberta has had the highest spike in costs at $326, followed by Ontario at $311,…

Car theft gang members jailed after sports cars worth £500,000 stolen across Chorley, Blackpool, Blackburn and Bolton

During April and May 2017 there were a series of burglaries in the Chorley area where houses were targeted that had high value, high performance vehicles parked on driveways or in front of the address. The offenders entered the houses during the early hours of the morning usually via unlocked doors and stole the keys and the cars were then driven from the scene. Investigations showed a similar pattern of linked night-time burglaries had…

One in 12 Irish motorists victim of car theft over past five years

Almost one in 12 Irish motorists have had their vehicles damaged as a result of theft or attempted theft within the past five years. A recent AA Car Insurance survey of over 3,000 Irish motorists showed that almost one in 12 stated that damage had been caused to their vehicle as a result of a theft attempt during the last five years. The survey also found that a further 30.59% of motorists had been the victim of attempted car theft at some…

UK: Car crime rises again with 113,000 vehicles stolen last year

The number of cars stolen in the UK increased by nine per cent in 2018 compared to the previous year, with a total of 113,037 offences of “theft or unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle” logged by police. That means roughly one vehicle was reported stolen every five minutes last year. Motoring experts called the nine per cent increase “very worrying”, and reiterated concerns over the ease with which crooks can steal…

Two suspects arrested for the fraudulent purchase of over $1.2M worth of vehicles in Orange County

Posted on April 19, 2019 by Art Pedroza Posted in automobiles, Crime, OCDA, Santa Ana SANTA ANA, Calif. – Two men have been charged in connection with a complex scheme to use fraudulent social security numbers, drivers licenses and employer information to illegally buy dozens of vehicles and attempting to buy 90 more vehicles illegally. The total loss exceeds $1.2 million. Arsenio Stanley Pierre, 27, Riverside and Marcus Darren Ginyard,…

ABI Proposes Reforms To Salvage System to Prevent Write-Off Fraud & Theft

Six loopholes in the salvage system which need to be addressed are being set out by the ABI’s Director of General Insurance Policy, James Dalton, at a speech to the salvage trade body today. The Salvage Code of Practice – a voluntary agreement on how written-off vehicles should be processed and categorised – has been blamed by some for creating a market for stolen cars. West Midlands police have identified an issue with…