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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Despite the decrease in crime rates, California still has one of the highest rates of car theft in the country," says Locsin.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Police has introduced a Mobile Verification System to curb car theft as it has prepared a database where information of stolen vehicles is incorporated.
who has been charged with car theft told the court he only came from Sharjah to visit his friend, A.
DIG claimed that number of crimes including car theft has been decreased in the city during the current year except murder, dacoity and abduction for ransom.
THE car theft murder of Jimmy Simpson has exposed the shocking facts of motor crime, experts say.
LIVERPOOL has long been the butt of the nation's jokes about car theft and stolen hub caps.
Stephen Joseph Perez, 30, pleaded guilty to 30 charges, including six counts of identity theft; three counts each of possessing burglary tools; car theft and car break-ins; two counts of attempting to elude police; and one count of aggravated theft for stealing $28,000 worth of copper wire from a storage building at the PeaceHealth hospital construction site.
Car theft is a common crime throughout Kern County, Maniord said, but possession of a master key is highly unusual.
A TEENAGE boy who is facing car theft charges has been remanded in custody for the fourth time.
Birmingham is among the riskiest cities in Britain for car theft and road accidents - while Solihull is the second-most safest.
Ms Payne said: "The estate has been badly hit by car theft and so we toured the streets and posted information through every door to help warn residents and help them combat the problem.
Northumbria Police says there has been an increase in thefts of radar detectors and satellite navigation systems from unoccupied cars, although car theft is at its lowest for 14 years.