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    Innovative UK car theft kingpin jailed

    Recently, a Cadillac once owned by Steve McQueen was caught up in a theft ring in Colorado that stole the car from a rental company, "sold" it to a new owner - one of the theft ring members - and then re-stole it to claim the insurance. They might have got the idea from London's Nokhiaz Khan, a man ...

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    People turn to torching cars in bad economy

    Vehicle owners behind in their payments and faced with mounting debts have begun taking matches to their cars and trucks in an effort to stop their payments and collect the insurance settlements. Unfortunately, in most cases the attempts backfire (pun intended). According to police, when ...

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    Whoops, eh? - Canadian Ford ad spurs backlash

    The Catch-22 with advertising these days is that someone will undoubtedly be offended if your campaign is clever enough to be memorable. Ford of Canada came up with such an effort for the Escape, showing the CUV wearing a bumper sticker with the phrase "drive it like you stole it," and the tagline ...

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    Dubious pioneer: Russia's first stolen Maybach

    Picture this, you're stuffing your face full of gourmet food, giving your gullet a real workout, and you look up from your plate just in time to see your Maybach speed by. That last bite sticks in your throat, refusing to budge. Whoever absconded with your über-uglified super S-Class boots ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Jeep Grand Cherokee Commando Edition

    Here's a familiar morning routine now that the weather's turning colder: start car, set heat on high, retreat inside to finish coffee. There's plenty of debate for and against the practice of warming up by idling, but the unfortunate story of this ZJ could bolster the argument for just getting in ...

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    LoJack Europe foils Lamborghini Gallardo thieves

    LoJack's international recovery network makes it increasingly difficult to escape its satellite eyes. Here's the best example yet. Two Albanian thieves broke into the Italian vacation of home of a Frenchman and knocked him out with sleeping gas. They then stole his French-registered Gallardo. When ...

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    Grand Theft Auto, Malaysian style: 1 Porsche stolen by 1 thief... twice

    The guy who pulled off this 2-part heist is probably now teaching cucumbers a thing or two about being cool, and instructing killer bees in the value of persistence. The unnamed -- and uncaught -- thief walked into a Porsche dealership in Malaysia nattily dressed and holding a checkbook. He asked ...

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    Bristol break-in stops the presses

    Bristol, a little known British builder of expensive luxury and sports cars, opened up its shop this past Monday in Patchway, England to find a rude surprise. Thieves had broken into the factory over the weekend and, instead of stealing cars, ripped off the company's presses that stamp out body ...

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    Out of sorts: Race team's transporter stolen, 2 cars missing

    Sorted Performance had its Speed World Challenge racing season come to an abrupt halt earlier this week when its transporter consisting of a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 dually and 48-foot Gooseneck Haulmark Edge triple axle trailer were stolen from a Hampton Inn parking lot in Livonia, MI. Team ...

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    Beckham's stolen Bimmer turns up as personal ride of Macedonian official

    You may recall last year we posted on David Beckham's intimate experiences with grand theft auto. His armour-plated BMW X5 was boosted from a shopping mall parking garage in Madrid, Spain despite the high-tech anti-theft security system onboard that the criminals may have used a laptop PC to ...

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    VIDEO: BMW lock decoding secrets explained

    We knew that certain footballers abroad were having problems with their X5s being lifted, but we were unsure about how this could happen in such a short period of time. Well, the veil of secrecy behind how Bimmers are being broken into has been lifted and we're absolutely amazed at the speed in ...

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    Ex-manager arrested for stealing $67 million from DaimlerChrysler

    A 41-year-old man who formerly worked as a manager for DaimlerChrysler in Europe has been arrested and charged with breach of trust and falsifying documents for allegedly bilking the automaker out of $67.35 million. You'd think they charge him with theft too, but whatev. The man worked as a manager ...

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    Forget the car - crooks want what's inside

    As the interiors of our cars start to resemble the sales floor at Circuit City, and as auto manufacturers get increasingly better at discouraging at least casual thieves (the pros will just roll your ride onto a flatbed), what's inside your vehicle may now be more attractive than the ...

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    Escalade achieves highest theft rate 4th year in a row

    The Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, has revealed the Cadillac Escalade had the highest rate of insurance theft claims for the fourth year in a row. About a quarter of the claims were for over $40,000, which means that thieves were often ...

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    $450K show car gets Grand Theft Auto treatment: $5K reward for return

    It’s one thing when thieves outside a 7-11 nab your winter beater. It’s another whole thing when low lifes hijack your $450,000 vintage 1937 Ford convertible show car along with the 1999 Ford F350 and trailer in which it was being transported. This one-of-a-kind vehicle nicknamed ...


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