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California Passes Law to Make It Harder for Thieves to Steal and Sell Catalytic Converters
California Passes Law to Make It Harder for Thieves to Steal and Sell Catalytic Converters

26 Sep 2022, 15:33 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / California passed a law that makes it illegal for recyclers to buy catalytic converters from anyone other than the legal owner or a licensed dealer

 
Do Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Products Work? Here's a Useful Test
Do Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Products Work? Here's a Useful Test

17 Sep 2022, 19:24 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Thieves still target cars that have catalytic converters and have learned how to cut them in under two minutes. Here’s what you can do to stop them

 
EV Charging Cables Are the Latest Target for Copper Thieves
EV Charging Cables Are the Latest Target for Copper Thieves

29 Aug 2022, 18:35 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Being a new EV owner is hard enough with all the novelties one has to learn. Now, drivers must also face the risk of finding their cars low on battery

 
Hundreds of Stolen Catalytic Converters Found at Seven Texas Homes in Major Police Bust
Hundreds of Stolen Catalytic Converters Found at Seven Texas Homes in Major Police Bust

2 Aug 2022, 10:42 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Houston Police Department captured nearly $12 million worth of stolen catalytic converters stashed in seven homes in the Houston area

 
Thieves Love This Video, Any Car Can Be Gone in Under 60 Seconds
Thieves Love This Video, Any Car Can Be Gone in Under 60 Seconds

28 Jun 2022, 11:47 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / The recent technological advancements haven’t made life harder for thieves. But there’s something you can do, other than just getting expensive insurance

 
Thieves in India Allegedly Got Inspired by Fast and Furious, Stole Over 40 Vehicles
Thieves in India Allegedly Got Inspired by Fast and Furious, Stole Over 40 Vehicles

28 May 2022, 16:42 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / After stealing over 40 vehicles in the last two months, a team of men was caught when trying to sell a stolen car. They appear to have used the relay method

 
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 · By: Bogdan Popa / American police issues warning on a new method used by thieves to steal fuel from cars; drivers recommended to park vehicles in garages

 
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 · By: Dragos Chitulescu / 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

 
This Small Device Protects a Car with a PIN Code, Makes It Impossible to Steal
This Small Device Protects a Car with a PIN Code, Makes It Impossible to Steal

9 Jan 2021, 19:07 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The Stealth Immobiliser is a new device whose purpose is to make car thefts a thing of the past by protecting a car with a user-defined PIN code

 
Random Woman Tries to Stop Shoplifters by Jumping on the Hood of Their Car
Random Woman Tries to Stop Shoplifters by Jumping on the Hood of Their Car

26 Jun 2019, 12:59 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The woman didn’t even work for the home improvement store, was just there as a customer. The thieves ran away before police got there, hit her with the car

 
Ram Raiders Use Crane to Demolish Half a Supermarket And Get to The ATM
Ram Raiders Use Crane to Demolish Half a Supermarket And Get to The ATM

23 Nov 2018, 14:22 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The thieves ripped the cash machine through the roof and placed it in the back of a silver van. The crane was abandoned at the scene

 
2 Teens, 14 and 15, Steal Small Airplane, Fly And Land it Successfully
2 Teens, 14 and 15, Steal Small Airplane, Fly And Land it Successfully

23 Nov 2018, 13:18 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Utah teens left their group home and stayed with friends, before deciding to steal the plane and take it for a ride. They are now facing a string of charges

 
Couple Caught Stealing Designer Luggage From Airport in Thailand
Couple Caught Stealing Designer Luggage From Airport in Thailand

6 Nov 2018, 13:29 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The two stole 2 Rimowa cases worth about $5,000, were busted when the owner complained to the police and they checked CCTV footage

 
Thousands of Kilos of Oranges Stolen with a Suzuki Baleno Sedan
Thousands of Kilos of Oranges Stolen with a Suzuki Baleno Sedan

1 Feb 2018, 15:22 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Orange thieves claimed they did not steal the oranges but found and picked them up one by one from the road until get got to 4 tons

 
Watch Movie-like Heist Where Thieves Jump on a Truck at 50 MPH (80 KPH)
Watch Movie-like Heist Where Thieves Jump on a Truck at 50 MPH (80 KPH)

2 Nov 2017, 17:54 UTC · By: Vlad Mitrache / Nobody questioned that the life of a thief was an exciting one, but these Swedes might have taken things to a whole 'nother level

 
Michigan Driver Loses Appeal Against Ticket For Idling Car In Driveway
Michigan Driver Loses Appeal Against Ticket For Idling Car In Driveway

21 Apr 2017, 16:21 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / The state of Michigan does not forbid idling you car in the driveway, but a man still got a $125 ticket for it. He lost the court appeal against the fine

 
British Couple Gets Their Mercedes Stolen With High-Tech Tools, They Have Video
British Couple Gets Their Mercedes Stolen With High-Tech Tools, They Have Video

21 Apr 2017, 12:16 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / A pair of thieves was filmed as it worked on a W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The vehicle was stolen in a minute, and its owners are desperate for clues

 
Thieves Blow Up Money Transport Truck On The Highway, Dom Toretto Would Be Proud
Thieves Blow Up Money Transport Truck On The Highway, Dom Toretto Would Be Proud

7 Apr 2017, 12:13 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Fast and Furious has at least a heist in every part of the series, but the later ones have become increasingly complicated. Some may have inspired real thieves

 
Guy Lies To Cops To Get Them To Find His Stolen Car, It Backfires Like Karma
Guy Lies To Cops To Get Them To Find His Stolen Car, It Backfires Like Karma

24 Feb 2017, 10:47 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Having your car or even less expensive belongings stolen can be frustrating. Seeing that the police doesn't recover anything you lost can lead to desperate lies

 
Land Rover Defender Thefts Are On The Rise, Most Cars Are Not Recovered
Land Rover Defender Thefts Are On The Rise, Most Cars Are Not Recovered

8 Feb 2017, 10:56 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / The end of production for the Defender has made the legendary off-roader extremely desirable. According to reports, Defender thefts have increased significantly