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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In their appeal, police say the 45-year-old is "known to be active" in the Kirklees and Calderdale areas, and they wish to speak to him in connection with car theft offences.
They included 351 cases of aggravated car theft - where the stolen vehicle was then driven dangerously, damage was caused to the vehicle or other property, or someone was injured.
Drivers in the Highlands and Islands are the least likely to fall victim to car theft, a survey has shown.
They included 133 cases of aggravated car theft - where the stolen vehicle was then driven dangerously, damage was caused to the vehicle or other property, or someone was injured.
"We take the issue of car theft seriously, and regularly remind the public to ensure they lock and secure their vehicles, as well as ensuring that keys are kept in a safe place and out of sight."
"We take the issue of car theft seriously, and regularly remind the public to help reduce incidences by ensuring that they lock and secure their vehicles, as well as ensuring that keys are kept in a safe place and out of sight."
During 2018, insurance claims for car theft dropped by 23 per cent north of the Border while one region in England saw an increase of 214 per cent.
Car theft cases down by 56.81 percent PNP !-- -- Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Car theft cases in the country dropped by 56.81 percent last month, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported on Tuesday.
Police Colonel Bernard Banac, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson, said a total of 19 car theft incidents were recorded last month.
Meanwhile, Fajardo said the number of car theft incidents dropped as the police already has a matrix that identifies the masterminds and financiers involved in the car thefts.
It puts the region second in a list of the worst affected areas for car theft in the UK, with over 200 going missing every month.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Capital Police have prepared a list of previous convicts in car theft and distributed amongst all quarters concerned to interrogate them during investigation of such cases.