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Stories about: car thieves

Man Parks His BMW in a Public Spot; the Next Day, He Finds It Stripped Down by Thieves
Man Parks His BMW in a Public Spot; the Next Day, He Finds It Stripped Down by Thieves

16 Jun 2022, 09:04 UTC / A BMW 3-Series owner in Germany has found his car stripped down by thieves after parking in a public place. The damage was estimated at 20,000 euros

 
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 / 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 / Car thieves have broken into GM's Lansing plant and stole several Chevy Camaros, police recovered five of them after a wild chase

 
World’s Laziest Thief Falls Asleep in Audi Q7 He’s Trying to Steal Until Cops Arrive
World’s Laziest Thief Falls Asleep in Audi Q7 He’s Trying to Steal Until Cops Arrive

21 Apr 2022, 06:48 UTC / “We didn’t know whether to laugh or cry,” the owner of the car says after waking up to find the car thief still in her driveway

 
The Mysterious Reason Thieves Target the Steering Wheels of One Chevrolet Model
The Mysterious Reason Thieves Target the Steering Wheels of One Chevrolet Model

28 Mar 2022, 13:12 UTC / Police reports show the thieves are targeting the steering wheels of Chevrolet Malibu cars across metro Detroit, presumably to extract the airbags inside

 
Gone in 60 Seconds: Thieves Steal High-Dollar Vehicles From Stellantis Factory Lots
Gone in 60 Seconds: Thieves Steal High-Dollar Vehicles From Stellantis Factory Lots

23 Mar 2022, 09:37 UTC / A series of heists around the Detroit area put the Police on high alert. The thieves stole new vehicles from several Stellantis factory lots using tablets

 
Thieves Give Up on Siphoning Gas, Now Drilling Holes in Tanks to Steal the Fuel
Thieves Give Up on Siphoning Gas, Now Drilling Holes in Tanks to Steal the Fuel

12 Mar 2022, 10:18 UTC / American police issues warning on a new method used by thieves to steal fuel from cars; drivers recommended to park vehicles in garages

 
Billie Joe Armstrong Convinced Car Thieves to Bring Back His ‘62 Chevy II Nova Intact
Billie Joe Armstrong Convinced Car Thieves to Bring Back His ‘62 Chevy II Nova Intact

11 Feb 2022, 04:14 UTC / After the rocker’s public plea on social media, police found the car abandoned just 10 miles from where it was stolen, without any damage whatsoever

 
Billie Joe Armstrong’s Impeccable 1962 Chevy II Nova Was Stolen, and He Wants It Back
Billie Joe Armstrong’s Impeccable 1962 Chevy II Nova Was Stolen, and He Wants It Back

8 Feb 2022, 04:02 UTC / Thieves broke into a “commercial business,” took off with the car and a couple of guitars. The Green Day frontman is asking them to give him back the car

 
People Are Leaving Their Trunks and Doors Open to Prevent Car Break-Ins
People Are Leaving Their Trunks and Doors Open to Prevent Car Break-Ins

21 Dec 2021, 05:18 UTC / California residents are fed up with vehicle break-ins and have started to leave everything open to show there’s nothing to steal. Cops urge against it

 
Thieves Stole Tom Cruise’s BMW X7 With Rare Copy of Top Gun: Maverick Inside
Thieves Stole Tom Cruise’s BMW X7 With Rare Copy of Top Gun: Maverick Inside

4 Sep 2021, 06:06 UTC / In other news, there’s a slight chance fans at home might get to see the highly-anticipated sequel long before its new May 2022 release in theaters

 
Tom Cruise’s BMW X7 Was Stolen Right From Under Bodyguard’s Nose
Tom Cruise’s BMW X7 Was Stolen Right From Under Bodyguard’s Nose

27 Aug 2021, 04:45 UTC / The actor has been shooting for Mission: Impossible 7 in the UK. His work car got stolen and has since been retrieved, but not its contents

 
The Stolen Jaguar I-Pace Saga Continues for Journo, Plays Out Just the Same
The Stolen Jaguar I-Pace Saga Continues for Journo, Plays Out Just the Same

16 Jul 2021, 08:05 UTC / Giles Coren is the kind of man who would do anything for his “electric kitty,” including tracking it down every time it’s stolen. He’s been doing it a lot

 
Terrence Ross's Limited-Edition Lamborghini Urus Was Stolen and Totaled
Terrence Ross's Limited-Edition Lamborghini Urus Was Stolen and Totaled

3 Jun 2021, 07:29 UTC / Orlando Magic player says his Urus was at the dealership for a flat tire; police only got wind of the theft after a tire blew and the thieves crashed it

 
How Chevy-Unlucky Can You Get, Wonders Dallas Resident With Two Stolen Corvettes
How Chevy-Unlucky Can You Get, Wonders Dallas Resident With Two Stolen Corvettes

28 May 2021, 08:47 UTC / According to NBC5 DWF, a Dallas woman saw her prized Chevy Corvette possessions get taken from the parking garage over a period of just three months

 
Akon Got His Range Rover Stolen at the Gas Station After He Left It Running
Akon Got His Range Rover Stolen at the Gas Station After He Left It Running

27 May 2021, 07:28 UTC / The rapper’s car has been recovered, but there’s no word on its condition or whether the expensive designer items inside were still there

 
Florida Man Leaves Cars With Keys Inside, Grand Theft Auto Follows
Florida Man Leaves Cars With Keys Inside, Grand Theft Auto Follows

18 May 2021, 14:19 UTC / A Florida Resident didn't see any problems in leaving the keys to his luxury cars inside of them, was then shocked someone broke in his yard to steal them

 
Jamie Oliver Is Celebrity Chef by Day, Tractor Thief Catcher by Night
Jamie Oliver Is Celebrity Chef by Day, Tractor Thief Catcher by Night

10 May 2021, 08:10 UTC / The TV star’s country estate was hit by thieves in the dead of night, but he was able to recover a brand new trailer and a tractor by mid-morning all on his own

 
Journo’s Story of How His Jaguar Got Stolen and Recovered Is Hollywood-Worthy
Journo’s Story of How His Jaguar Got Stolen and Recovered Is Hollywood-Worthy

14 Apr 2021, 11:00 UTC / Giles Coren’s Jaguar I-Pace was stolen in the dead of night and he recovered it himself two days later; the entire thing played out on social media

 
Brand New Bentley Flying Spur Attracts Thief With Good Taste, Very Little Skill
Brand New Bentley Flying Spur Attracts Thief With Good Taste, Very Little Skill

27 Mar 2021, 06:39 UTC / Bentley thief takes the keys first, returns for the car the next day and almost gets away with it. He was easily identified because he didn’t wear his mask