UK: Car theft is back on the rise in Manchester… and your stolen cars are going all the way to Saudi Arabia
The number of cars being stolen has risen dramatically in Greater Manchester, bucking a trend which for the last decade had seen thefts plummet due to hi-tech security features. Gangs swooping on high-end cars across Greater Manchester are now shipping them as far as the Middle East as part of a complex but lucrative conspiracy.
Police say they are have already brought down or disrupted a number of prolific car thieves, but admit they have been taken aback by the huge spike in professional car thieves and the highly-organised networks which have sprung up around them.
New figures released reveal car theft has risen by almost a third in Greater Manchester in the last three years.
Car manufacturers say they are in an arms race with criminals using ‘jammer’ technology to target German-made vehicles