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Car Theft

 
2013 Porsche Cayenne S Diesel

Would-Be Porsche Thief Foiled By Locked Doors

It's comforting to know that not all criminals are the masterminds depicted in movies and Jaguar commercials. A would-be car thief in Cologne, Germany was foiled by the very vehicle he meant to steal, The Local reports. Once he was inside, the Porsche Cayenne's doors locked themselves, and the... read more

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2014 Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade No Longer America’s Most Stolen Vehicle

Once a beacon for thieves, the Cadillac Escalade is no longer the most stolen vehicle in the country and is actually outranked by five other vehicles. The Highway Loss Data... read more July 11, 2013 by 


 
The stolen 1968 Corvette - Image courtesy of Drive

Stolen Corvette Recovered After 10 Years In A Shipping Container

In 2002, a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible was stolen from its owner in Australia. Since we’re pretty sure that kind of thing happens on a somewhat regular basis... read more September 18, 2012 by 


 
2011 BMW X6

BMW Addresses Key Cloning Issue On Select Models

In July, we brought you news that car thieves (in Great Britain, anyway) had gone high-tech, stealing new cars via the use of NFC key reprogramming devices. Instead of... read more September 17, 2012 by 


 
A 1957 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop, in the same color scheme as Dr. Phil's missing convertible

Dr. Phil's 1957 Chevy Bel Air Stolen In California

Dr. Phil, daytime television’s favorite wisdom-dispensing psychologist, is also a car guy. Comforting the grief-stricken and emotionally challenged on television pays... read more August 29, 2012 by 


 
1994 Acura Integra

Acura Integra Only Luxury Model To Make Top Ten Most Stolen List

It turns out the 1994 Acura Integra was the most stolen luxury vehicle of 2011, according to the results of a study conducted by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)... read more August 21, 2012 by 


 
An Austin-Healey 3000, similar to Bob Russell's

Man Recovers Stolen Austin-Healey, 42 Years Later

In 1970, Bob Russell was a cash-strapped graduate student at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His primary transportation was a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III... read more July 9, 2012 by 


 
car thief

Car Thieves Go High Tech, Clone NFC Fobs

It’s every car owner’s worst nightmare: you wake in the morning, grab your keys and head to the parking lot, only to find that your car is no longer there. While... read more July 3, 2012 by 


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class 4-door Sedan 3.0L Sport RWD Angular Front Exterior View

Lojack: Mercedes C300 Most Stolen 2011 Luxury Model

When it comes to car theft, it’s not just luxury and sports cars that are at risk of being stolen. In fact, car theft is an enterprise that’s based on... read more March 20, 2012 by 


 
The 2000 Ford Mustang GT.

NICB Report Reveals Most Stolen Ford Mustangs

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is best known for it’s “Hot Wheels” report, which is an annual recounting of the top ten most stolen cars in... read more January 31, 2012 by 


 
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

HiGear Luxury Car Sharing Service Shuts Doors Due To Theft

A ring of car thieves targeting luxury peer-to-peer car sharing service HiGear has caused the company to shut its doors. The thieves used fake identities and stolen credit... read more January 2, 2012 by 


 
Security enhancements to the 2012 Cadillac Escalade.

2012 Cadillac Escalade Gets Security Upgrades

Every manufacturer loves to rack up awards and media coverage of its vehicles. That’s assuming your product doesn’t make the list of “most stolen... read more December 30, 2011 by 


 
2009 Cadillac Escalade

The Year In Car Theft, According To Lojack

It’s the time of year when everyone writes their retrospective for the past twelve months, including the anti-vehicle-theft gurus at Lojack. The company has fed our... read more December 22, 2011 by 


 
a Mercedes-Benz 280SL, similar to the one stolen from John Travolta. Image: S. Foskett

John Travolta's Classic Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Stolen

Vincent Vega, John Travolta’s uber-hip hit man character from Pulp Fiction, lamented over getting his classic Chevy Malibu keyed by vandals. In real life, Travolta has... read more September 19, 2011 by 


 
GM's OnStar smartphone app technology

"New Message: Your Car Has Been Stolen"... With A Text

Getting text messages from friends or loved ones is always welcome. Spam messages from companies can be a nuisance. Having someone unlock and start your car with a text... read more July 28, 2011 by 


 
Car thief

Today In Car Theft: Dallas Dealer Loses... 35 Sets of 20-Inch Wheels

Burglaries at car dealerships aren’t exactly uncommon, and while most dealerships don’t like to discuss it, even the occasional car theft happens after hours... read more July 25, 2011 by 


 
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