motor vehicle theft News

Keyless Car Crime Drives 20% Hike in UK Motor Theft Claims in 1st Quarter

The cost of UK motor theft claims paid by insurers in the first quarter rose by more 20% from the same period last year, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The ABI report revealed that the number of …

UK Insurers Pay Record £1 Million ($1.3 Million) Each Day for Vehicle Thefts: ABI

A surge in vehicle thefts, including keyless car crime, has led to motor insurers paying out a record £1 million (US$1.3 million) every day, according to figures published by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). See below for ABI’s explanation …

U.S. Olympian Says Gold Medal Stolen From Car in Atlanta

An American Olympian is searching for his 1992 gold medal after he says it was stolen by thieves who broke into his car in Atlanta. Joe Jacobi won a gold medal for the U.S. in the two-man canoe slalom event …

Nashville Police Remind Citizens Not to Help Thieves Steal Cars

Nashville Police say some citizens are unwittingly helping car thieves steal their vehicles. Police say a review of reports of vehicles stolen from the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6 showed that 68 percent of the automobiles were easy …

Authorities: Thieves Targeting Personal Vehicles of Atlanta Firefighters

Atlanta firefighters have been warned to keep their vehicles free of valuables after authorities say thieves are targeting the vehicles while the firefighters are working. Multiple media outlets report that four pickup trucks at Fire Station No. 11 in the …

N.Y. Gov. Announces Nearly $4M Awarded to Combat Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $3.7 million in grant funding to fight against motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. The grant awards will go to district attorneys’ offices and police departments in seven counties and New …

New York to Provide $4M Grant Funding to Fight Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will provide nearly $4 million in grant funding to 29 local police departments, district attorneys’ offices and other agencies in the state to combat motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. Gov. Cuomo …

NICB Report Ranks Vehicle Theft Rates in Northeast

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its report last week on a per capita review of vehicle thefts from the nation’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA). The report, based on 2012 data, shows that California continues to be a hotbed for …

‘Bentley Bandit’ Luxury Car Thief, Wanted in 7 States, Caught

Authorities say a fugitive dubbed the “Bentley Bandit” because of accusations he stole luxury cars is being held without bond in a southwest Louisiana jail after wrecking a 2007 Bentley reported stolen from a Florida dealership. He was wanted in …