The whereabouts of the stolen vehicle were tracked using the smartphone app
Interconnectivity between cars and smartphones these days weren't introduced simply for convenience-there's a safety aspect to it, too. If you're one of those people who haven't really bought in on the whole idea yet, then maybe this
The thief posed as a buyer and ran off with the car during a test drive
There are ballsy moves, and then there's stealing a very rare Ferrari worth nearly £2 million (around P134.8 million) while on a test drive. Well, the latter is exactly what's happened in Düsseldorf, Germany.The suspect-who remains
The issue now is implementation
Carnappers might now want to think twice before laying their filthy hands on someone else's property. Republic Act No. 10883--otherwise known as the Anti-Carnapping Act--has finally lapsed into law, and it carries harsher penalties for thieves caught stealing
Be warned if you don't have a garage
If your house doesn't have a garage and you just park your car by the roadside, this news might cause you sleepless nights.Director General Ricardo Marquez, chief of the Philippine National Police, has advised car owners to avoid parking their
Pass them along to your loved ones
Car theft is a persistent problem in this country, and the Philippine National Police wants car owners to continue trusting that the authorities are doing their best to address it. In the meantime, the PNP has shared on its Facebook page "12
With a brand-new Nissan Altima Coupe
If you aren't yet a fan of the Memphis Grizzlies--they're a professional basketball team in the NBA--we guarantee you will be after reading this story. The team posted a video on their Facebook page, titled "Merry Grizzmas." The
The New York Times explains
According to an article in The New York Times--"Here's why stealing cars went out of fashion"--car theft is fast declining in the United States, particulary in New York."Auto theft isn't much of a problem anymore in New
See if your car is a likely candidate
According to the latest report from the Philippine National Police's Highway Patrol Group, a total of 257 motor vehicles were reported stolen in the country from January to April this year. That's a measly figure compared to the 2,405
PNP's Highway Patrol Group releases figures
The public information office of the Philippine National Police has released a Highway Patrol Group report detailing the number of motor vehicles and motorcycles reported stolen in the country in the first trimester of the year. According to the report, there were
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See if one of the recovered cars is yours
Less than a week after a carnap syndicate had stolen another vehicle, police operatives pounced on the hideout of the group operating in Mindanao, leading to the arrest of four gang members and the recovery of at least 12 stolen cars.Philippine
Easily identified by cops
Sporting personalized tattoo marks could mean disaster especially to a carjacking gang leader who has been hiding and running away for months from pursuing lawmen.Senior Supt. Ferdinand Villanueva, chief of the Quezon City Police District-Anti Carnapping Unit, said that despite
Using his muscles to commit crime
Instead of doing his regular routine of training movie personalities and other VIPs on bodybuilding, a 28-year-old gym instructor will now probably share his skills on health and fitness with jailbirds while killing time. Said hunk was arrested yesterday morning
Thanks to vehicle-tracking system
An Audi R8 Spyder that was stolen in Paris, France, was recovered in Athens, Greece, thanks to its GPS vehicle-tracking system. This underlines the system's value in recovering vehicles at the soonest possible time despite the distance involved.According to
The battle continues
A lawmaker is seeking to expand the coverage of the Anti-Carnapping Act of 1972 by including the identity transfer of a vehicle as a prohibited and punishable act.According to Rep. Jeci Lapus (3rd District, Tarlac), he filed House Bill (HB)
It leaves us wondering if our local police can do the same
Police from Toronto, Canada have foiled a plot that seems to have been inspired by the H.B. Halicki movie/Nicolas Cage remake Gone in 60 Seconds after arresting a man who had sets of keys to 99 luxury cars.According to
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The Philippine National Police - Highway Patrol Group said it posted an 74-percent recovery rate for stolen vehicles in the past seven months--an all-time high record for the force.PNP-HPG director Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina said a total of
Good or bad?
Carjackers aren't so heartless after all as a trio who stole a van in Quezon City made sure the family driver they victimized had enough cash to get home.According to an ABS-CBN report, driver Rodolfo Elpos was parking a
Based on PNP-HPG data
Eight out of 10 car thefts in the country from January to July occured in Metro Manila, reported based on figures released by the Philippine National Police said.The PNP Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) said Quezon City remains as
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