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Latest Motor vehicle theft Stories

2012-08-17 23:03:09

A California man stole a truck with a dog on board. The truck was owned by a local steam cleaning company which had equipped the vehicle with a real time GPS tracking device. The vehicle was recovered within 30 minutes. Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 On August 1, 2012, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was stolen and recovered within 30 minutes with the help of a real time GPS tracking device from Rocky Mountain Tracking, Inc. (RMT). "Being able to track the vehicle at all times...

2012-07-26 06:20:24

LIVONIA, Mich., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The warm sunshine of a Michigan summer brings with it more than just trips to the beach - it also brings an increase in auto theft and auto theft-related crimes, according to H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts), Michigan's statewide vehicle theft prevention program. According to the FBI, July marks the start of the high season for car theft. In 2010, a car was stolen every 42.8 seconds for a total of 737,000 car thefts resulting in $4.5...

2012-06-26 06:20:48

CANTON, Mass., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the FBI, July and August are the "hottest" months for vehicle theft. As the July 4th holiday--which has the one of the highest incidences of vehicle theft of all national holidays*-- approaches, LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) and the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) are embarking on an education effort -- National Vehicle Theft Protection Month -- to help owners protect their cars, motorcycles,...

2012-06-21 10:20:57

SEATTLE, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CarInsuranceRates.com has responded to a recent study published by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) that showed vehicle thefts dropped 3.3 percent in 2011. This was the eighth year in a row that estimated theft rates have declined nationwide. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120621/LA28860) The auto insurance resource features a section devoted to stolen cars and vehicle thefts, providing information for consumers looking to...

2012-06-19 10:20:11

DES PLAINES, Ill., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reported today that 2011 is on track (final numbers will be published in the fall) as yet another consecutive year of declining vehicle thefts. Four of the top 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) reported more thefts in 2011 (+925 collectively) while the remaining six posted fewer (-2,017 collectively). To view the multimedia assets, please click:...

2012-06-12 23:01:50

Vehicle theft is an ongoing problem that continues to occur. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, a car is stolen every three and a half minutes in Canada — that´s approximately 420 cars per day. While not every car theft can be prevented, there are ways to make a vehicle a more difficult target for thieves. InsuranceHotline.com has helpful and simple tips for making theft less likely and preventing the nightmare of a missing car. (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 Thieves take cars...

2012-05-24 06:21:48

LIVONIA, Mich., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) is cautioning Michigan drivers to be aware of the continuing growing trends in unconventional auto theft-related crimes. Criminals continue to become more creative when it comes to stealing vehicles as vehicle security technology increases and as law enforcement and insurance investigators continue to successfully put thieves behind bars. "Thieves are always coming up with new ways to steal vehicles and it's...

2012-04-11 02:20:29

CANTON, Mass., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent recovery in Medina, WA, in which police used LoJack Police Tracking Computers to find and recover a stolen Lexus, demonstrates how today's car thieves are using in-vehicle technology, like GPS navigation systems, to find an owner's residence, enter and burglarize it. Fortunately, in this situation, the 2012 Lexus GX 460 SUV was equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System, enabling police to find the vehicle and apprehend the...

2012-03-06 07:00:00

CANTON, Mass., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) today released its third annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report*, highlighting results from its 2011 recoveries that provide valuable information on the ongoing issue of auto theft. In 2011, the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System helped law enforcement in the U.S. recover 10,261 stolen vehicles**. Hondas topped the list of imports recovered, with the Honda Accord ranking as LoJack's most stolen and recovered...

2012-02-06 07:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN), the company that invented and leads the Stolen Vehicle Recovery category, today introduced its next generation, ruggedized Stolen Vehicle Recovery System for construction equipment and commercial vehicles at the American Rental Association's "The Rental Show" in New Orleans, LA. This self-powered, Radio Frequency-based System is based on a proprietary power management protocol, which enables a...