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Gang of Thieves Storm Michigan Dealership, Drive Off With 13 Vehicles
Gang of Thieves Storm Michigan Dealership, Drive Off With 13 Vehicles

16 Nov 2022, 17:09 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A gang of about 30 thieves stole 13 vehicles from a vehicle lot in Flint after firing at an armed security guard. Police recovered only seven of them

 
Watch: Thieves Steal Corvette Wheel in Less Than 60 Seconds, Then Make a Stupid Mistake
Watch: Thieves Steal Corvette Wheel in Less Than 60 Seconds, Then Make a Stupid Mistake

11 Nov 2022, 14:09 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A Tesla camera footage shows brazen thieves stealing a wheel from a Chevrolet Corvette in less than sixty seconds, but they make a stupid mistake

 
Hyundai Tries To Appease Disgruntled Owners With $170 Security Kit To Stave Off Car Theft
Hyundai Tries To Appease Disgruntled Owners With $170 Security Kit To Stave Off Car Theft

1 Oct 2022, 10:17 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / After a raft of class-action lawsuits was filed in 14 states by owners of cars vulnerable to thieves, Hyundai is now offering a $170 aftermarket security kit

 
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is the Most Stolen New Car, Hyundai and Kia Lead the Used Cars
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is the Most Stolen New Car, Hyundai and Kia Lead the Used Cars

26 Sep 2022, 10:13 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The IIHS-HLDI has acknowledged the high-theft rate among Hyundai and Kia vehicles, but the Dodge Charger SRT is the most stolen new vehicle

 
Hyundai and Kia Are Facing Class-Action Lawsuits Because Their Cars Are Too Easy To Steal
Hyundai and Kia Are Facing Class-Action Lawsuits Because Their Cars Are Too Easy To Steal

24 Sep 2022, 11:12 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Stealing a Hyundai or a Kia vehicle is quite easy due to the lack of an immobilizer, which is why both companies face class-action lawsuits over this mistake

 
Car Thieves Try To Steal Chevy Camaros From the Lansing GM Plant, Karma Strikes
Car Thieves Try To Steal Chevy Camaros From the Lansing GM Plant, Karma Strikes

13 Sep 2022, 09:08 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Two 19-year-olds tried to steal Chevrolet Camaros from the Lansing GM plant, but they both crashed their stolen cars during the chase that ensued

 
Hyundai SUV Catalytic Converter Stolen From Dealership Parking Lot, Dealer Blames Victim
Hyundai SUV Catalytic Converter Stolen From Dealership Parking Lot, Dealer Blames Victim

11 Sep 2022, 14:21 UTC · By: Codrin Spiridon / A 2010 Hyundai Veracruz catalytic converter was stolen from dealership parking lot in Ontario and it's not the first case to happen on the dealership's property

 
School Kids Arrested While Trying to Steal Dodge Hellcats From Stellantis Plant in Detroit
School Kids Arrested While Trying to Steal Dodge Hellcats From Stellantis Plant in Detroit

25 Aug 2022, 10:00 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Detroit carjackings are up 40% this year, according to Detroit Police, while the thieves are getting younger, as much as 11 years old

 
New Keyfob Vulnerability Means Thieves Can Steal a Car in Seconds, No Vehicle Is Safe
New Keyfob Vulnerability Means Thieves Can Steal a Car in Seconds, No Vehicle Is Safe

24 Aug 2022, 12:34 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Carmakers have relied on rolling codes to secure vehicles’ remote access systems, but a newly-discovered vulnerability shows that the system is deeply flawed

 
Car Thief Tries To Flee Police Through a Metro Station, Gets Stuck on the Stairs
Car Thief Tries To Flee Police Through a Metro Station, Gets Stuck on the Stairs

24 Aug 2022, 10:15 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A car thief fleeing the police tried to escape by going through a metro station in Madrid but got the car stuck while driving up the stairs

 
Watch Thief Steal Ford F-150 Raptor Pickups, Mustang Mach-E From Dealer Lot in Minutes
Watch Thief Steal Ford F-150 Raptor Pickups, Mustang Mach-E From Dealer Lot in Minutes

20 Aug 2022, 10:25 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Security camera footage shows a thief stealing at least five vehicles from a dealer lot in the Dearborn area in a few minutes of “activity”

 
Mysterious Car Thief Asks for Bitcoin Donation to Pay Their Bills
Mysterious Car Thief Asks for Bitcoin Donation to Pay Their Bills

14 Aug 2022, 20:17 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / A new rather unusual approach is being used by a mysterious car thief in the U.S., as they’re asking their potential targets for donations

 
Major Police Operation Leads to Recovery of 214 Stolen Vehicles, State Employees Involved
Major Police Operation Leads to Recovery of 214 Stolen Vehicles, State Employees Involved

3 Aug 2022, 10:03 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Ontario Provincial Police operation led to the arrest of 28 people involved in car theft, including state employees, and the recovery of 214 stolen vehicles

 
Kids as Young as 12 are Stealing Cars in This Upstate New York Town
Kids as Young as 12 are Stealing Cars in This Upstate New York Town

22 Jun 2022, 06:41 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The most striking statistic of all, according to Syracuse police, is the rise in theft attempts of youths between the ages of 12 and 18.

 
Australian Man Uses Forklift To Prevent Thief From Stealing His Car
Australian Man Uses Forklift To Prevent Thief From Stealing His Car

16 Jun 2022, 06:12 UTC · By: Humphrey Bwayo / The 24-year-old suspect has been charged with burglary and unlawful use of an automobile. She will be charged in court next month

 
New York State Declares War on Catalytic Converter Theft, Lays Out Plan of Attack
New York State Declares War on Catalytic Converter Theft, Lays Out Plan of Attack

14 Jun 2022, 11:14 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / According to reports, New York City Detective Maureen Stefanelli, a member of the city's auto crime division, devised an idea to try and end this nasty trend

 
NYPD Reports Another Massive Rise in Vehicle Theft, Surprises Nobody
NYPD Reports Another Massive Rise in Vehicle Theft, Surprises Nobody

13 Jun 2022, 16:02 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Of these incidents, at least 2,200 of them involved the vehicle either being unlocked or with the keys left in the ignition

 
Ford Patents Key Fob Relay Attack Prevention System, Will Make Stealing Cars a Lot Harder
Ford Patents Key Fob Relay Attack Prevention System, Will Make Stealing Cars a Lot Harder

13 May 2022, 16:21 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Ford has filed a patent for a system able to prevent vehicle key fob relay attacks by using a new authentication system which makes a thief’s job a lot harder

 
Car Thieves Storm GM's Lansing Plant, Can't Enjoy the Chevy Camaros They Stole
Car Thieves Storm GM's Lansing Plant, Can't Enjoy the Chevy Camaros They Stole

9 May 2022, 08:37 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Car thieves have broken into GM's Lansing plant and stole several Chevy Camaros, police recovered five of them after a wild chase

 
How Stolen Canadian Cars Are Finding Their Way Into the West African Market
How Stolen Canadian Cars Are Finding Their Way Into the West African Market

6 Apr 2022, 09:31 UTC · By: Humphrey Bwayo / According to Canadian authorities, a car gets stolen in the country every six minutes. Most of these cars find their way into the west African car market