Automobile Theft

Automobile Theft

The act of stealing a motor vehicle from its proper owner or user. Many automobiles are stolen so the thieves can sell the parts. Other times, a car may be stolen for illicit purposes such as drug running. Car insurance often protects against automobile theft.
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They are partnering with the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) to host a free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching for the public on Saturday, June 11, 2005, 8 a.
Ajman: Police say a 19-year-old GCC national attempted suicide after he tried to steal a car on the same day he was released from jail after serving a three-month sentence connected to an automobile theft.
30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For a seventh consecutive year, auto thefts declined in Michigan in 2013, according to the Michigan Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) annual report.
Mr Hopkirk later mentioned the incident at a meeting of the International Association of Automobile Theft Investigators.
We present evidence to support the existence of opportunistic fraud in the automobile theft insurance market in Taiwan.
The Texas Automobile Theft Prevention Authority was created in 1991 to combat vehicle theft in Texas by issuing grants to police forces.
Lourie's desk are photographs of Officer Lukas; Auburn Officer Eric Snay, a Gulf War veteran who was 31 when he died March 7, 2002 after a seven-month battle with brain cancer; and Shrewsbury Patrolman James Lonchiadis, 28, who was gunned down on March 5, 1975, by Edgar Bowser, then 16, during an automobile theft.
Police are investigating charges of burglary, theft, automobile theft, causing a road accident, traffic offences, and the illegal possession and transport of explosive materials.
The ISF statement also said that a white Range Rover, a white Toyota, a black Cherokee Jeep, a blue Mercedes and two BMWs were recovered by ISF personnel during their recent efforts in the Bekaa to curb automobile theft.
and the Independent Automobile Theft Bureau, leading to confusion among the law enforcement officials as to which agency was the single point of contact for information.
TOKYO - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a nonlife insurer is required to prove its case if, in rejecting a claim for payment of insurance money for an automobile theft, it argues that the claimant was involved in the theft of the car.
Some major factors driving up the cost of automobile insurance include the rising costs of medical care, vehicle repair, jury awards, automobile theft and fraud; according to the Insurance Information Institute, this will increase rates by 6 percent in 2004.