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Thieves Use Mystery Device To Hack Car

The gadget has been discovered to be a $5 piece of technology

Police are finally starting to catch up to crafty thieves who are using a cheap wireless fob to hack into cars. The device, which has been used in other break-ins around the world, had confounded authorities until now.

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Camaro, Mustang, Challenger are America's most stolen sporty cars

Of all the bragging rights that volley back and forth between Mustang and Camaro owners, there is one category that most owners probably don't want to be tops in: theft. The National Insurance Crime Bureau released a top 10 list for thefts of sporty cars for the 2010 to 2012 model years between January 2009 and December 2012, and it found that the Camaro was the most stolen with 1,509 re

Car Thief Sprayed With Invisible Ink During Break-In

Police using new tracking technology to reduce crime rates

A car thief was caught red – or rather green – handed after attempting to steal from a car fitted with an anti-theft device.

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Drive-up bank robbery perpetrated with Cayenne and WRX

Thieves carried out what appears to be a movie-script-perfect robbery of a bank in Sydney, Australia late on Friday morning, using two stolen high-performance vehicles in the process.

Woman Steals Police Car

Crime spree ends after suspect crashes into three cars

A woman in Fayetteville, N.C., slipped from the grasp of a police officer and stole his cruiser on Labor Day. Police responded to calls of a suspicious person with a weapon.

Labor Day Is One Of The Most Popular Days For Car Thieves

Take a few preventative measures to avoid becoming a statistic

Labor Day is one of the top five holidays of the year for stolen vehicles, according to data from the National Crime Bureau. In 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, these five holidays combined saw a remarkable 10,543 thefts.

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Quartet of classic Chevys stolen during Monterey week

The weeklong festivities that take place in Monterey, CA for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance draw in some of the finest cars from around the world. Unfortunately, these events also seem to be drawing in some opportunistic lowlifes looking to score to some high-dollar hardware the easy way. In this case, four classic Ch

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First production Volvo P1800 stolen

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 sheetmetal.

Man Dives Into Stolen Car After Thief Stops At Crosswalk For Owner

Former football player caught returning to the scene of the crime

A Colorado woman had just finished reporting her car stolen when it literally crossed her path.

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Honda Accord, Civic are America's most stolen cars

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 totals. Previous iterations only focused on the most stolen vehicles of a particular model year, with that make and model not appearing anywhere else on the lis

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Perp steals cop car from back seat, makes dangerous getaway

In an episode that wouldn't have been out of place on Reno 911!, a man that was on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both, was picked up by police for stealing a pickup truck, and managed to wriggle out of his handcuffs and steal the police cruiser he was being held inside. The entire fiasco, which took place last month near Salt Lake City, can be seen on the cruiser's in-car cameras.

Woman Steals Dodge Charger Cop Car

Claims theft of police cruiser was a joke.

Jessica Lewin thought she it would be a funny prank. While handcuffed in the back of a cop car she slipped out of her handcuffs and into the drivers seat, speeding away in a Saunders County deputy's car.

Technology Catches Car Thieves Who Park At Mall

Mall security is using HD cameras to find stolen cars

If you are riding around in a stolen car, maybe taking it for a spin to the local mall is a bad idea. New technology is helping catch criminals when they're least suspecting it. At the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento, CA security guards are catching car thieves who happen to be in their parking lots using sophisticated technology.

Beware Of Fake Valets: NBC10 Philadelphia

Man posing as parking attendent steals car in Center City, Philadelphia, Penn.

A South African woman was tricked into handing her keys over to a car thief in Center City, Philadelphia, according to NBC10. Madeline Vaneck, who is in the U.S. on business, said a man posing as a valet handed her a ticket when she entered the parking garage. She handed him her keys and he took off with her AOL Autos Staff

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Car Thieves Are Exploiting One Big Technology Loophole

Access to cars has become easier than ever for criminals

Just when you think that technology is making it harder for thieves to steal cars or the contents inside of them, it turns out criminals have it easier than ever.

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Car Thieves Drive Wrong Way Down Busy Highway

Police are stunned that no one is killed

Three alleged car thieves. Two smashed police cars. One wrong-way chase. And amazingly, zero injuries or deaths.

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This man stole a Chinese food delivery car, then continued making stops to make extra cash

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.

Good Samaritan Buys Widower A Car After Cemetery Theft

Kindness of strangers prevails. A reliable car can make all the different to someone.

We all have been there. We hear of a terrible incident, something that angers us. It is often a real injustice dealt to someone. Maybe it's a victim of a senseless crime.

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Classic Car Stolen, Along With Urn Containing Ashes In Trunk

'I'm angry and sad,' victim says of Detroit-area theft

A 1979 Buick Electra 225 Limited Edition was stolen out of a grocery store parking lot in suburban Detroit on Friday night. But the thief escaped with more than the classic car.

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Judge gives car thief break, thief gives judge's car a break-in

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.

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