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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30pm but the teen is also facing charges in three other cases, all related to car thefts.
David Hammond, car security buyer at Halfords, said: "Organised gangs have mastered how to get around hi-tech security devices, leading to a significant rise in car thefts across the UK.
4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey conducted by Shift Insurance has revealed that while the rate of car thefts in California has fallen, most residents believe theft is on the rise.
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.
Summary: The discovery of a municipal safe in the home of a Syrian national and a rash of car thefts topped Friday's police reports.
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%.
Summary: The Sharjah Police have blamed irresponsible vehicle owners for a spate of car thefts across the emirate recently.
There weren't any car thefts to speak off, so there was nothing to worry about," Sudarshan said.
The official while referring to the meeting held here to review car thefts in Islamabad, said Minister of Interior, Rehman Malik has directed Inspector General of Police, Islamabad to take necessary measures to check car theft immediately.
The Minister reviewed the car thefts in Islamabad and directed IG Islamabad to take necessary measures to check car theft immediately.
The number of reported car thefts totaled 24,927 cases in 2011, up 4.