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He was looking up and didn't see the cops coming

He had stopped to buy a welder's mask.

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TORONTO - Software vulnerabilities in a Hyundai app that lets a car be started remotely made the company's vehicles susceptible to high-tech thieves for three months before the company fixed the bug in March, a cyber security firm said on Tuesday. Hyundai introduced a flaw in a Dec. 8 update to the mobile app for its Blue Link connected car software that made it possible for car thieves to locate vulnerable vehicles, unlock and start them, said Tod Beardsley, research director with cyber securi

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

A woman's car was stolen by three quick-thinking car thieves while she wrestled with a cell phone thief at an Atlanta gas station last weekend.

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Another tale of the cold, long arm of the law.

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Bad boys, whatcha gonna do when BMW comes for you?

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Using DealerCONNECT, thieves reprogrammed each stolen vehicle's security codes.

After entering the vehicle identification number, hackers used FCA's DealerCONNECT to reprogram the cars' security systems to accept generic keys.

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German researchers demonstrated how many cars are vulnerable to an inexpensive and effective technique.

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A British man is a guest of Her Majesty's prisons after being sentenced to four years for stealing a Porsche Boxster, taping himself driving it, and crashing.

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

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Police have arrested six individuals who are believed to be involved in the theft of three collector cars during this year's Woodward Dream Cruise weekend.

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The lack of a physical deterrent in keyless-ignition cars has opened them up to vulnerabilities. We may be trading security for convenience.

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On a holiday that's supposed to celebrate mothers, one mom was panicking. Her son was inside her car when it was stolen. Then, 4-year-old Peyton jumped out.

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A Chevrolet Corvette stolen over 40 years ago might be on its way to a police auction, but the original owner is trying to get the car back.

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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.

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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.

Still 3 times New York's rate with tenth of the population

Detroit has a serious problem with carjackings. Even with police programs improving matters, there's still bad news about the numbers for the citizens of the Motor City.

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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 2012 to do just that, and Macharia has come up with a novel way to potentially get people's cars back, according to CNN.

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It's a nightmare for anyone who loves their car: you return to your parking spot, only to find it empty. You flash the lights or honk the horn with your key fob just to make sure you didn't forget where you parked, but nothing happens. What do you do? If you're a Tesla Model S owner, you get out your phone, open your Tesla app and track that baby.