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Stories about: car thieves

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

 
This 1996 Ferrari F50 Was Stolen 18 Years Ago, and No One Knows Who the Owner Is
This 1996 Ferrari F50 Was Stolen 18 Years Ago, and No One Knows Who the Owner Is

19 Mar 2021, 06:27 UTC / The classic went missing in Italy in 2003 and flew under the radar until 2019, when it was seized on the Canadian border, as it was entering the U.S.

 
One-of-Three 1979 Corvette C3 Stolen From Locked Garage, Owner Is Heartbroken
One-of-Three 1979 Corvette C3 Stolen From Locked Garage, Owner Is Heartbroken

15 Mar 2021, 11:12 UTC / The owner sold his boat to buy the car, which was his daily for years; he was working on fixing it when thieves stole it

 
Most Thrilling Police Car-Chase Involves a Forklift and Hilarious Ending
Most Thrilling Police Car-Chase Involves a Forklift and Hilarious Ending

15 Mar 2021, 10:39 UTC / No fewer than five patrol cars from the San Diego Police Department were deployed, and then a bystander simply reached out and pulled the keys from the ignition

 
A Lesson in Car Thieving: Don’t Take Stolen McLaren 570S for New Locks
A Lesson in Car Thieving: Don’t Take Stolen McLaren 570S for New Locks

10 Mar 2021, 06:19 UTC / Some things you can’t make up: dumbest thief ever drives $200,000 McLaren to a garage to get new locks and consequently gets busted

 
Police Chasing Stolen Porsche 911 GT3 Is the Kind of Auto Content You Need
Police Chasing Stolen Porsche 911 GT3 Is the Kind of Auto Content You Need

6 Mar 2021, 09:08 UTC / It took five police cars to stop the thief, with some help from the icy roads in Birmingham. But it’s the commentary to the chase video that really does it

 
Machine Gun Kelly Is Finally Reunited With His Stolen, Purple Aston Martin DB11
Machine Gun Kelly Is Finally Reunited With His Stolen, Purple Aston Martin DB11

4 Mar 2021, 11:56 UTC / MGK bought the car at the end of his tour in 2019, as a present to himself; it was stolen in December 2020 and police recovered it one week later

 
Dominic Cooper’s Stolen 1978 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 Recovered at Junkyard
Dominic Cooper’s Stolen 1978 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 Recovered at Junkyard

27 Feb 2021, 06:34 UTC / A happy-ending at last: after four of the actor’s cars were stolen in the space of just one year, his treasured Dino has been recovered by police

 
Lawmaker Wants Ban on Grand Theft Auto V: It Turns Young People on to Carjacking
Lawmaker Wants Ban on Grand Theft Auto V: It Turns Young People on to Carjacking

24 Feb 2021, 06:39 UTC / An Illinois lawmaker has a possible explanation for the rise in carjackings in the Chicago area: people have been playing too much GTA and other violent games

 
Dominic Cooper’s 1978 Ferrari Dino Stolen: His Fourth Stolen Car in One Year
Dominic Cooper’s 1978 Ferrari Dino Stolen: His Fourth Stolen Car in One Year

23 Feb 2021, 12:37 UTC / The English actor, a well-known petrolhead and collector, is now “living in fear” thinking he’s being targeted since he can’t seem to keep his cars

 
Porsche Panamera Wheels Make for a Hot Black-Market Item, Owner Finds Out
Porsche Panamera Wheels Make for a Hot Black-Market Item, Owner Finds Out

1 Feb 2021, 12:09 UTC / This second-gen Volcano Grey Metallic Porsche Panamera was stripped of all four of its wheels in a parking lot in Stockholm

 
Bam Margera’s Bentley Flying Spur Gets Stolen, Crashes Into House
Bam Margera’s Bentley Flying Spur Gets Stolen, Crashes Into House

28 Jan 2021, 07:35 UTC / Jackass star says he’d only stepped out of the car at a gas station, when it got stolen; a police chase ensued right away, and the thieves fled on foot

 
World’s Most Expensive Tesla Has 18th Century Violin Inside, Gets Stolen
World’s Most Expensive Tesla Has 18th Century Violin Inside, Gets Stolen

29 Dec 2020, 10:23 UTC / Art dealer Rowland Weinstein is reaching out for tips regarding his stolen Tesla, which was taken with a 1710 Amati violin off his driveway in Los Feliz

 
Here’s What a Mercedes Benz C-Class Stripped by Professional Thieves Looks Like
Here’s What a Mercedes Benz C-Class Stripped by Professional Thieves Looks Like

17 Dec 2020, 09:51 UTC / Owner goes public with his predicament, which left him with a shell of a C-Class right outside his home, to raise awareness on long-standing phenomenon

 
Machine Gun Kelly’s Stolen Aston Martin DB11 Recovered Intact by Pure Luck
Machine Gun Kelly’s Stolen Aston Martin DB11 Recovered Intact by Pure Luck

15 Dec 2020, 07:22 UTC / LAPD spotted the purple Aston Martin in traffic and later found it running in a driveway; it’s been recovered and will soon be returned to the star

 
So Nice They Stole It Twice: Kia Sportage Proves Too Hot for Thieves to Resist
So Nice They Stole It Twice: Kia Sportage Proves Too Hot for Thieves to Resist

13 Dec 2020, 08:29 UTC / Denver student says he’s not buying a Kia Sportage again after his first two were stolen in as many months. Car theft is on the rise in Denver and the U.S.

 
World’s Worst Thief Steals 13th Vehicle in 18 Months, Doesn’t Have Bad Taste
World’s Worst Thief Steals 13th Vehicle in 18 Months, Doesn’t Have Bad Taste

8 Dec 2020, 07:07 UTC / San Francisco PD boast of booking a 31-year-old man for the 13th time in one year and a half, but how come he was allowed back out the previous 12 times?

 
A Very Un-Thanksgiving Wheel Theft: Man Finds Car Propped on Frozen Turkey
A Very Un-Thanksgiving Wheel Theft: Man Finds Car Propped on Frozen Turkey

29 Nov 2020, 07:19 UTC / This is not how you get into the holiday spirit, car owner says. Take the wheel if you must, but don’t waste precious food

 
Pre-Production 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Stolen from FCA Worker’s Driveway
Pre-Production 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Stolen from FCA Worker’s Driveway

22 Nov 2020, 05:54 UTC / Thieves gained access inside the “most powerful SUV ever” and were gone with it in a 3-minute interval. Detroit Police is investigating

 
Stolen 1973 Holden Torana GTR “Sexy Lexy” Returned to Owner After 28 Years
Stolen 1973 Holden Torana GTR “Sexy Lexy” Returned to Owner After 28 Years

29 Oct 2020, 09:26 UTC / Carol Richards is now 71 years old but she still plans to race Lexy as soon as she can. The car went missing from her driveway in 1992