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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That equates to more than four car thefts every day.
The gang meticulously plotted plan before executing car thefts.
admitted to carrying out car thefts in Mount Lebanon and Beirut.
Chief Superintendent Louise Harrison, from Merseyside Police, said car thefts have fallen by 7% in Merseyside over the past year - and by 48% in the hotspot of Birkenhead.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police have registered 114 cases related to car thefts, dacoities and robberies and apprehended 11 accused persons during two months (May 10 to July 10, 2016).
In pushing for the measure in May last year, Poe noted car thefts had totaled more than 44,000 from 2009 to 2013.
Two men aged 35 and 32 were remanded for eight days and two days respectively on Sunday by the Paphos court in connection with a spate of burglaries and car thefts in the district.
Major General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant to Dubai Police Chief for Criminal Investigation's Affairs told Gulf News: "In the past three years, not a single criminal incident was reported in this specific area except for the two car thefts recently.
Robert Lowe-Thompson, of Devonshire Road, Handworth Wood, was caught after police trawling CCTV footage of a spate of car thefts in the Jewellery Quarter last year spotted his transporter truck appearing regularly when cars were stolen.
Comparing CSO data from the third quarter of 2012 with the same period in 2004, car thefts fell by 41%.
There weren't any car thefts to speak off, so there was nothing to worry about," Sudarshan said.
The Minister reviewed the car thefts in Islamabad and directed IG Islamabad to take necessary measures to check car theft immediately.