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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brIn addition, four are wanted for fatal accidents, 47 for hurt, 11 for non-fatal accidents, 145 for robbery, 59 for dacoity, 35 for burglary and 82 for automobile theft.
Police said 3,273 people have been declared proclaimed offenders by the court in connection with their alleged involvement in terrorism, murder, kidnapping for ransom, robbery, automobile theft, attempted murder, hurt, rape, kidnapping, accidents, burglary, theft, dishonoured cheques and other criminal activities.
Marin-Doan was charged with murder, arson and automobile theft.
The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles is committed to protecting the public from motor vehicle crimes through its Office of Investigations, a law enforcement unit that handles an average of 4,000 cases a year, including title fraud, automobile theft, insurance fraud and registration evasion.
1 city for automobile theft in 2009, the city was able to drop ten spots in National Insurance Crime Bureau rankings by the next year.
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.
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.
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.
According an annual report issued by the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA), Detroit once again saw an over-all decrease in vehicle thefts from 2009 to 2010.
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.