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stolen-cars

  • 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer found buried

    Oh, the things you find when doing just a little bit of digging. In this case, one family was stunned to find a brand new 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer buried in its backyard. Yes, you read that correctly, and it was even wrapped in a plastic tarp. Local news affiliate KFOR in Oklahoma reports Freddie Green and his son Cody were adjusting a dirt bike jump in their backyard when Cody made the discovery. At first, he wasn't sure what it was, so he kept digging, but it became clear it was a vehicle after he reached the hood. His father immediately contacted the police as he feared a case of foul...

  • 1964 Chevrolet Corvette was stolen over 40 years ago then recovered
    Stolen 1964 Chevrolet Corvette recovered 40 years later

    If you've ever had a stolen car then you know well the Boy Scout principal: Hope for the best, plan for the worst. If the car in question was 40 years ago, chances are that you haven't given up hope as much as you've completely forgotten about the hope whatsoever. But, perhaps if that stolen car...

  • Teen thieves steal and then crash stolen Hellcats
    Teens steal Hellcats, then crash them

    If you're going to steal a car, you might as well go big and pick one with as much horsepower as possible. That might lead you to a Dodge dealership, where you'd be staring down a Hellcat with its 707-horsepower supercharged V-8 engine. That's what a group of teenagers did at the Napelton Mid...

  • 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera
    Car Thief Spins Donuts In Police Station Parking Lot

    There’s an old cliche, perpetuated endlessly in popular culture, that says police like donuts. The cliche refers to donuts crafted from fried dough, and not from rubber tires on asphalt, since personal experience tells us that police aren’t fond of the latter kind. In what’s...

  • Stolen 1969 Dodge Charger
    Help Find This Stolen 1969 Dodge Charger

    It's every car enthusiast's worst nightmare, having your pride and joy stolen from you. Unfortunately, a man named Les from Consort, Alberta, Canada is living through this nightmare right now. On January 14, 2012 a man wearing a winter coat, jeans, and blue stocking cap came to buy Les' 1969 Dodge...

  • 2009 Audi S8
    Audi S8 Has Highest Theft Rate In The Country… But There’s A Catch

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has come out with a new report showing the highest theft rates among new cars sold in the U.S., based on data collected from the year 2009. The study found that the car with the highest theft rate, a rate of 8.81 thefts per 1,000 vehicles...

  • 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized a container at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport in which a 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo was stashed.

  • 2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT
    Cadillac Escalade Is Still America’s Most Stolen Vehicle

    Today’s headline probably comes as little surprise considering the Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV and its EXT sibling have been at the top of America’s most stolen vehicle list for the past several years. According to information compiled by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), an...

  • 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 message is much more concerning. Unfortunately, it's not impossible, and researchers from San Francisco security consulting firm...

  • 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Sang Bleu
    Thief That Stole Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Gets $522,000 Tax Bill

    About a month ago, three men from Poland managed to steal a trio of exotic cars, a BMW 7-Series, a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and a one-off Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu--yes, the special edition model built to celebrate Bugatti’s centenary back in 2009. The brazen--or should we say...

  • Car thief breaking into car. Image courtesy of Rocky Mountain Tracking.
    Lojack Lists The Ten Most Stolen Cars Of 2010

    If you’ve ever had a car broken into or stolen, you know the sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Maybe you even blame yourself for parking in a remote corner of the lot (to avoid door dings), or maybe you start to second guess your choice of cars. If only you’d bought something...

  • 2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo
    Phillies Pitcher J.C. Romero's Porsche Panamera Stolen

    So you've spent over a decade the big leagues, you're a reliever for the Phillies, and you arrived at spring training camp in a $190,000 2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo. Life is good, right? It is until your car gets stolen from a local shop. Unfortunately for J.C. Romero, that's exactly what happened...

  • Car thief breaking into car. Image courtesy of Rocky Mountain Tracking.

    If you haven't heard of Rocky Mountain Tracking or its Smart Tracker GPS device, we don't blame you. The relatively small operation is one among many such services, including the by-word for the field, LoJack. But it's no less effective for being small. This past Friday, January 28, a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox was stolen from the home of Clayton Fullwood in Shreveport, Louisiana. He had made a key mistake: he started the car to let it warm up, then went back into his house for five minutes. When he returned, the car was gone. It's something we've all done on occasion, especially during the worst...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
    Stolen Camaro Returned To Owner After 27 Years

    Police in Southern California have reunited the owner of a 1973 Chevrolet Camaro with his car--which was stolen 27 years ago. Nevada resident Robert Andrews reported the car stolen from Santa Ana, California, his former hometown, on July 31, 1983. Recently, a man bought the car from a woman in Los...

  • 2011 Ford Mustang GT
    After 35 Years, Stolen Mustang Returns To Owner

    A Los Angeles publisher has gotten his stolen Mustang back--35 years later. Jack Klunder, president and publisher of the Los Angeles Daily News, had his 1966 Mustang stolen in 1974 while he was at basketball practice in a gym at Rio Hondo Junior College, where he was a student. Klunder's car was...

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