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Thieves tell cops 'Mr. Tesla' said it was okay to swipe Teslas

Criminal masterminds [not] at work.

"It's one of those cases where you're going, 'What?' and you're scratching your head."

Burglars target Detroit-area dealership, steal Hellcat from showroom floor

A crew of Detroit car thieves seriously upped their game this week after stealing a Hellcat Challenger straight off the showroom floor.

Cell phone thieves target gridlocked drivers

The Chicago Police Department released a statement last week warning drivers to be on the lookout for cell-phone thieves snatching phones out of cars stuck in heavy traffic.

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FCA believes thieves aren't getting into Jeeps with laptops

It's not strictly hacking, it's recoding blank keyfobs, says FCA.

The senior manager of security architecture at FCA believes Jeeps weren't hacked per se.

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Watch thief steal Jeep Wrangler with laptop

According to police officers in Houston, TX, thieves are hacking into the electronic ignition systems in late-model Jeep Wranglers and Cherokees.

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Thieves relieve Detroit-area Dodge dealer of $70,000 in SRT wheels

Wheel thieves hit a Dodge dealer leaving 14 beached, high-performance Chargers and Challengers in their wake.

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Thieves target NYC U-Haul lots, steal 100s of catalytic converters worth nearly $400k

Type "stolen U-Haul catalytic converter" into a search engine and you'll get scads of results on the issue sourced from local papers all over the country. Conduct that same search on vehicles in general and the results will be numbingly numerous, trucks and vans the victims in almost all of them because thieves can easily crawl under them. The latest spate of saw-and-grab robberies seems to stem from the New York City area, with the New York Daily News reporting that burglars have stole

More Cars Stolen On Halloween Than Any Other Holiday

Pay attention and protect your vehicle from theft

The National Crime Information Center has declared Halloween to be the busiest holiday for car thieves, according to vehicle theft data complied by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Friday Humor: Could this turn out to be the most expensive tank of gas ever?

Some free advice for any would-be thieves out there: if you steal a car and then return it, don't leave a trail of receipts behind. Considering that most every gas station has security cameras these days, it probably was not that hard to locate the perp who stole the truck in question, which he then traded for a SUV. When he traded vehicles, he left his gas station receipt behind, which the cops were able to use to fetch a video of their thief in the act of pumping

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 panels for its pricey lineup. Ten presses in all were boosted that make body panels for the Blenheim range of coupes. Fortunately, since Bristol only

Mazda3 may be vulnerable to break-ins

We debated on posting this because we always seem to get nailed in the comments for advertising a new way to break the law, but we feel it's important information for Mazda3 owners and we're encouraged by Mazda's reaction to the situat

Beach beauties in Moscow lead to boosted cars

The last thing you expect when exiting your vehicle to witness a group of women stripping down and washing each other on the beach is for someone to jack your car, but that's exactly what dozens of Russian motorists encountered recently in Moscow thanks to a creative group of car thieves. The heist involved three attractive women who would stage their show at Balashikh Beach in Moscow. When hapless drivers would stop and get out of their cars to ogle, a gang of miscreants would swoop in and boos

$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 “Chocolate Thunder” and built by Rad Rides By Troy for a private owner and was being transported to an auto show in Quebec City earlier this month w