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    Report: In the future, you might be able to stop car thieves with a text message [w/video]
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    As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. Faced with a family member's carjacking, entrepreneur Kelvin Macharia Kuria wanted to do something to stem the massive problem with vehicle thefts in Nairobi, Kenya. Still in his early 20s, he founded a company called Sunrise Tracking in ...

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    Study: Ford dominates most-stolen SUV list
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    The Ford Escape leads the NICB's list with 1,421 examples stolen. If you drive a recent Ford SUV or crossover, you may want to keep a watchful eye out for thieves – especially if you live in the New York metro area or in Detroit. A new study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau has ...

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    Report: Stolen '57 Chevy returned after 30 years with complimentary restoration
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    Stories like this are too rare. Skip Wilson, 65, took delivery of his fully restored, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air last Monday. That's not the cool part - he hadn't seen the car in over 30 years. Wilson's two-door Bel Air (not shown above) was purchased in 1975 for $375, and after years of work on it, ...

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    Report: Teen who stole Guy Fieri's Lamborghini gets life in prison [w/video]
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    If you're currently on a crime spree, we'd recommend against stealing the Lamborghini of a popular, bleached-blonde chef, lest you end up getting sentenced to life in prison. That's not to say 19-year-old Max Wade's life sentence was simply due to pilfering Guy Fieri's Lambo - an attempted murder ...

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    Report: GM looks to combat high theft rates on SUVs with added tech
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    The Cadillac Escalade has been at or near the top of most-stolen and insurance-loss lists for more than seven years, until it dropped to number six earlier this year. In 2011 it was fitted with a host of new security features to address its easy-to-override features and that has brought the ...

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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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    Video: Key-swapping thieves steal Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT from FL dealer
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    Just a few weeks back, we reported on the theft of an Audi RS5 by a pair of creative thieves who managed to swipe the car's keys when the salesperson stepped away from their desk. Now, a Florida dealership is missing a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 after some crooks switched the Jeep's keys with an ...

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    Video: Audi RS5 test drive ends with potential buyer stealing car
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    Two men are wanted in the Houston area tonight after they stole an Audi RS5 from a local dealership. The brazen theft happened in the middle of the business day, when a salesperson stepped away after letting one of the men take the car for a test drive, while the other sat in the (getaway) car. ...

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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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    ETC: First production Volvo P1800 stolen
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    Want further proof that car thieves are the scum of the Earth? Some crooks in Sweden made off with a prized Volvo - the very first production P1800. The P1800, a two-door coupe, is a classic that's been growing in popularity over the years, thanks in no small part to its gorgeous ...

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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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    Study: Insurance claims reveal best and worst states for vehicle theft recovery
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    Progressive Insurance recently examined its 2012 insurance data and found that vehicle-theft recovery rates are related to where car owners live, and, indeed, summer is the season when vehicles are stolen most. The US average rate for car theft recovery is 46 percent, but the state-by-state ...

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    Report: Mercedes leads in US luxury car thefts
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    Mercedes-Benz makes some fine automobiles. The Silver Arrow'd cars are so good, apparently, that thieves can't help but try to steal them. The German brand is at the top of the charts for luxury car thefts in the US, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, with New York City leading the ...

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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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    Study: All you ever wanted to know about '57 Chevy thefts
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    The National Insurance Crime Bureau has taken a closer look at just how often 1957 Chevrolet vehicles have been stolen since the car first rolled off the assembly line some 56 years ago. As you may recollect, someone pilfered TV personality Phil McGraw's example from a repair shop in Burbank, CA. ...

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    Report: This man stole a Chinese food delivery car, then continued making stops to make extra cash
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    Of all the different ways to make money off stealing cars, this has to be one of the most bizarre. After allegedly stealing the car of a Chinese food delivery person, Keith Hinds, 45, of West Hartford, Connecticut, decided to make a little cash by continuing to deliver the food to customers. The ...

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    Report: Not News: Car stolen in Detroit. News: 1930 Model A in Henry Ford Museum's lot
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    A man visiting the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn from California was introduced to the city's less pleasant side recently. The Detroit News reports thieves made off with his 2001 Ford F-250 pickup truck. That would be bad enough by itself, but the truck was hooked to an enclosed trailer, which ...

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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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