Automobile Theft

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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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Summary: Two suspected members of a car theft gang alleged to have transported stolen vehicles bound for Syria have been arrested in Zahle, the Internal Security Forces said Tuesday.
That is the highest rate of car theft outside London and means people in Manchester are three times more likely to have their car stolen than people nationally.
A man and a woman, 36 and 18, were arrested at around 1am Friday for car theft, a police report said.
Of the total, 57 registered cases were of car theft nature, 10 cases of dacoities and 47 cases of robberies in last two months.
In 2011, during the 15th Congress, lawmakers had also filed a bill that sought to amend the anticarnapping law, calling for stiffer penalties, including death, for car thieves, following a spate of violent car theft cases in the country.
Abu Dhabi - Eight individuals suspected of car theft have been apprehended in the capital, the Abu Dhabi Police announced in a statement sent Saturday.
Over the complaints concerning to car theft, Public Security Branch Office Car Theft Police Department launched an investigation.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported a significant drop in the number of car theft incidents in Metro Manila since the implementation of its "Oplan Lambat Sibat.
During the preliminary investigation, the nabbed persons have confessed their involvement in several car theft incidents.
Typically burglaries and car theft go hand in hand as it's near impossible to break into modern cars without the immobiliser key.
THE car theft murder of Jimmy Simpson has exposed the shocking facts of motor crime, experts say.