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A woman in Virginia experienced a mother's worst nightmare when her car was stolen with her young son inside.


Police in London are looking for leads on a car thief sliced who was filmed slicing open a Porsche 911's soft-top in an attempt to steal it.


A Ferrari Daytona with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd as a former owner was stolen in just four minutes in a brazen, early morning heist in Australia.


Police in Connecticut are trying to teach forgetful drivers a lesson by grabbing any valuables they can see out of unlocked cars.


An alleged car thief in Australia ran out of road and eventually land while running from police Wednesday afternoon. Officers ended up having to apprehend him from the ocean.


Jenson Button, his wife, and friends were allegedly robbed of nearly $500,000 in valuables when burglars pumped anesthetic gas through their rented villa in Saint-Tropez.


Car theft is, unfortunately, common. Sprint Cup cars, though, are far from common. So imagine how rare it is when a NASCAR team wakes up and its car is gone.


There're a lot of things to worry about concerning your vehicle, like getting the oil changed and keeping the tires at proper pressures, but based on the latest data from the FBI, auto theft doesn't necessarily have to be one of them. According to statistics released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 2013 showed the lowest number of stolen cars since 1967.


When is someone happy? When he loses something and finds it again. If that old Yiddish proverb is anything to go by, the guys at Red Bull Racing must be at least a little happy right now, because they've recovered some of the trophies that were stolen from the team's headquarters earlier this month.


There's already been a setback for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, as nine customized vehicles built for the new flick were stolen from a garage near Düsseldorf.


Infiniti Red Bull Racing was the victim of a smash and grab robbery in the early hours of Saturday morning, December 6. Thames Valley Police said a silver 4x4 drove through the front entrance of the team's headquarters in Milton Keynes, England, and around six men in dark clothing stole more than 60 trophies from a massive case.


James Bond is inextricably linked with British motoring, especially Aston Martin, but the spy with a license to kill is missing one of his most famous cars. The original DB5 packed with gadgets for the movie Goldfinger has been lost for the last 17 years with no leads as to its whereabouts.


Cars get stolen all the time. It's an unfortunate reality, but a reality nonetheless. It's just unusual when the same guy steals the same car twice, but that's what apparently occurred recently in Fontana, CA.


Last year there was an eight-way tie for "least-stolen."


No one wants to have their car stolen, but a new study by the National Insurance Crime Bureau has some bad news for older Honda owners and pickup drivers. Fortunately, it has better news for drivers overall. The group is reporting that according to preliminary data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, thefts were down 3.2 percent in 2013 (versus 2012) to fewer than 700,000 cars. That's the lowest figure since 1967. That's also less than half of the peak of over 1.66 million thefts in 1991.


Three customized Volkswagen Buses (pictured above) made to look like blocks of Tillamook cheddar cheese are safe again after being stolen on July 12, and two men are in police custody for the alleged theft.


An emergency dispatcher in DeKalb, GA is under fire following a 911 call from a good Samaritan that had just witnessed a man rip a woman from her car and take off. In the call, the dispatcher proceeded to argue with the man over whether what he'd just witnessed was a carjacking (a type of robbery involving a weapon) or a theft (the lack of a weapon).


The Ford Escape leads the NICB's list with 1,421 examples stolen.


Since May 19, Detroit has had 191 carjackings

A story from the Associated Press piles on, declaring Detroiters "under siege in 'Carjack City.'"


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 number of thefts down, but when eight of the ten most stolen rides are large SUVs from General Motors, no one will argue that something else needs to be done.


Humans are odd creatures. Some of us collect things associated with bad events, particularly when it comes to cars. Your author, for example, has the grille of his wrecked 2004 Mini Cooper S hanging on the wall. As a more extreme example, an 18-year-old Californian is in trouble with the LA police, but not for taking an item from his own car accident. Instead, he has been arrested for stealing from the wreck of the Porsche Carrera GT that killed actor Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas.

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