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    Report: Tailgate thefts on the rise
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    A combination of truck tailgates being easily damaged and even easier to remove has made them a target for thieves for years, but the problem seems to be getting worse. According to The Detroit News, reported tailgate thefts skyrocketed from just 3 in 2008 to more than 500 last year based on ...

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    Report: Theft of third-row SUV seats on the rise? [w/video]
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    Thefts of third-row seats are on the rise, according to a report by KABC-TV 7, a trend highlighted by the recent burglary of third-row seats from 16 sport utility vehicles at a Chevrolet dealership in Simi Valley, California. According to the Los Angeles ABC affiliate, thieves stole the seats in ...

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    Followup: Stolen first production Volvo P1800 recovered
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    Late last month, we told you about a 1961 Volvo P1800 that had been stolen in Sweden. The thought of losing a classic coupe to an unscrupulous thief is troubling enough, but this wasn't just any P1800 – it was the very first production example minted, and the restored red-over-white ...

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    Study: Honda Accord, Civic are America's most stolen cars
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    The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its latest Hot Wheels study on the most popular stolen cars and trucks for 2012. The study has changed a bit from past years, with the new findings listing only the make and model of each vehicle, while taking into account all model years in its ...

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    Read This: How Google unwittingly busted a Chinese car theft ring
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    Technology giant Google is a regular in headlines across the world, mostly for innovative hardware and online products, but this is the first time we've caught wind of the company stopping crime. A fascinating writeup on The Verge tells the story of Google doing just that – in China no ...

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    Official: Ford F-250 boots Cadillac Escalade from atop thieves' most-wanted list
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    The Ford F-Series has been America's best-selling truck for decades, but along with the good comes the bad, apparently. In addition to being popular with consumers, the Highway Loss Data Institute notes that the F-Series Super Duty has risen in popularity among thieves. Based on its new study, ...

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    Report: Carjacker who can't drive stick gets ride from victim
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    Note to budding carjackers: Learn to drive a stick shift before heading out to boost a car. Note to potential carjacking victims: If the thief can't drive a stick, run away and call the cops. Unfortunately our advice is a little too late for a couple of guys in St. Louis. According to the ...

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    Report: California "dominates" list of cities with most stolen cars
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    The city where your car is most likely to be stolen is in California. In fact, the top three cities are in California, and of the top 10, six are in that state. So says a report by Forbes that compares the number of stolen cars per 100,000 population. Using that ratio, Fresno, California, with ...

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    Report: Judge gives car thief break, thief gives judge's car a break-in
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    Stealing cars is (obviously) against the law, and getting caught usually translates into a significant prison term. We're guessing the crime is just a bit stiffer if you're caught attempting to swipe the ride of a judge, especially if you just left her court room. SF Gate reports that Judge ...

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    Video: Exotic car rental company owner uses GPS to thwart international auto theft ring
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    Watching television news can be depressing. Between the political rancor of election season and the "if it bleeds, it leads" mentality of most news directors, positive stories are scarce. But here's one that should make any lover of fine automobiles pleased. The story, as reported by CBS This ...

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    Video: Richmond police will now wake you up at night if you leave valuables in your car [w/poll]
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    We don't envy local law enforcement, especially in a city like Richmond, Virginia. Charged with keeping the public safe from a variety of ill forces, the job is about as thankless as they come. Recently, the RPD has adopted a new initiative in an attempt to curb vehicle break-ins. Officers on the ...

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    Study: Which Ford Mustang is most popular with thieves? [w/video]
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    We'd guess a thief's favorite Ford Mustang is whichever one he happens to be hooning around in – ahead of either illegally selling it, stripping it for parts or falsifying its VIN to pass it off as a legit car. But the 'Stang that's attracted the most attention from this scourge of society ...

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    Study: Domestics make gains on unfortunate list... 10 Most Stolen Cars
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    Domestic automakers have outpaced their import counterparts on the top ten list of most stolen vehicles for the first time since 2002. According to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Ford vehicles took three places on the Most Stolen Vehicles of 2010 list, while two Chevrolet ...

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    Lock Those Doors: New Year's Day the worst holiday for stolen cars?
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    Maybe it's the mass inebriation that makes it easier, but New Year's Eve is apparently hottest holiday for car theft. If the whole world is already sleeping it off, there's no way anybody is going to pay heed to your stupid alarm, perhaps. As proof, our corporate cousins at AOL Autos breaks down ...

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    Bogus car hauler stealing luxury autos from dealers in several states?
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    Luxury cars are nice. Most people would consider some kind of sacrifice to own one, while others plant their behinds in Corinthian Leather through ill-gotten gains. When something is desirable, there's no end to the scheming. The latest tactic for driving luxe without earning it is pretty ...

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    REPORT: FBI busts up $25M car cloning ring
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    The Federal Bureau of Investigations has shut down a car theft ring operating in the U.S. for more than 20 years, causing in excess of $25 million in losses to owners and banks. According to CNN, the ring would clone cars, swiping the legal identity of one car – VIN numbers, tags, stickers -- ...

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    Cars being stolen in Scotland and returned before morning
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/world_news/Cars_being_stolen_in_Scotland_and_returned_before_morning'; If you car comes up missing here in the U.S., you probably don't want it back once the thieves are done with it. Over in Scotland, they do things differently, even illegal things. Police say ...

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    Building a better mousetrap: Hi-tech cars deter thieves
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    Somewhere in a metropolis near you, an unassuming vehicle sits and waits. The vehicle is a bait car, left by the police, in a large-scale effort to halt the rise of would-be criminals in your area. One city instituting such a policy is Minneapolis and by most accounts, it's a success.The vehicles ...

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    Indian authorities shut down Hardest Working Man in Auto Smuggling
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    In India, car smugglers are apparently a good deal more patient than we can ever recall hearing of in the States. In a case that's less 'Gone in Sixty Seconds' and more 'Gone in Sixty Hours', a man named Ramadoss made it his m.o. to purchase vehicles in Malaysia and Singapore, then dismantle ...

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    U.S. auto theft declines, heads west
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    The National Insurance Crime Bureau had good news and bad news for U.S. car owners Tuesday - the good news is that theft rates were down 2.1 percent in the first half of 2005 compared to 2004, marking the second straight year of theft decline. The bad news? If you live in the West, you're in car ...

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