A car thief was caught red – or rather green – handed after attempting to steal from a car fitted with an anti-theft device.
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.
A Colorado woman had just finished reporting her car stolen when it literally crossed her path.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Three minutes. Two cuts. One saw. That's all it takes to steal the catalytic converter out from underneath a car. "You get under there, zip-zip, and take it off," Jeff Prior, the manager of a transmission store in Warren, Mich., tells The Detroit News.
It's that time of year again. The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just released its top 10 stolen vehicles from 2009, and once again, the most stolen vehicle in the U.S. continues to be the 1994 Honda Accord. In fact, all but three vehicles retained the same slots on the list as they held last year. Newcomers include the 1994 Zach Bowman
The Highway Data Loss Institute has churned out its official list of vehicles with the highest and lowest insurance claims for theft. The study combines the rate of insurance claims per vehicle as well as the cost of those claims, helping companies that supply coverage determine exactly how much to charge us poor saps. The Cadillac Escalade took top honors this year with $146 in theft loss payments per insured vehicle, per year. On average, ins
Maybe it's the mass inebriation that makes it easier, but New Year's Eve is apparently hottest holiday for car theft. If the whole world is already sleeping it off, there's no way anybody is going to pay heed to your stupid alarm, perhaps.
In 1974, this 1965 Volkswagen Type 2 (a.k.a. 'Bus') was stolen from Washington State. Fast-forward to October 19 of this year and custom agents at the Port of Los Angeles open up a container bound for Europe only to rediscover said van. Somehow, the Bus's VIN was still in the LAPD's stolen vehicle database. Guess which 1965 Type 2 is no longer headed for Europe?
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has shut down a car theft ring operating in the U.S. for more than 20 years, causing in excess of $25 million in losses to owners and banks. According to CNN, the ring would clone cars, swiping the legal identity of one car – VIN numbers, tags, stickers -- and applying it to another, stolen car. The cloned car would then be sold to a dealer or consumer, and the countdown would begin: Eventually, most would be discovered as stolen property and confiscate
A busted car theft ring has turned up a vintage Cadillac once owned by one of the Magnificent Seven. The five-finger-discount drivers out of Colorado, headed by Jeffrey Earle Piper, would steal expensive rental cars, change their VIN numbers and "sell" them. The new "owner", who was in on the whole thing, would then report "his" car stolen and collect on the insurance policy. One of the cars found among the loot: a $133,000 1959 Cadillac – looks like a Series 62 convertible – that on