Car Theft

China Digest, January 4, 2013

A 12-year-old boy has been detained after stealing a police car and crashing it into a BMW in downtown Chuzhou on Tuesday, reports.

Friday, 4 January, 2013, 4:29am

Thieves holding van owners to ransom

'Pay up or we will torch your vehicle'

Thieves are demanding owners of stolen goods vans pay ransoms of up to HK$30,000 or they will burn the vehicles.

Police said some of the owners had found their vehicles had been torched and all that was left were charred frames.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

GPS maps the end of the road for criminals

Global-positioning satellite (GPS) technology, originally used by the US military to track weapons systems, has become popular for beating local car thieves, according to security company LoJack Hong Kong.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Police shoot businessman mistaken as a carjacker

Police admitted they shot at and wounded a business executive in Manila yesterday, after mistaking him for a carjacker.

Randolph Clarito, 46, was driving home from the stock exchange when he was fired on with automatic weapons. He found out later his assailants were the police.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Police anxious for information on thefts of three cars

Updated at 5.04pm: Police on Thursday were appealing for information on a daring robbery ? in which three private cars were stolen from an exhibition car park at Yuen Long on Tuesday.

A police spokesman said the thefts occurred about 8.30am on Tuesday, when a grey-coloured private car suddenly entered the car park at Tai Sang Wai on Yau Pok Road driving at high speed.

2 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Racing driver arrested in swoop on car theft ring

A syndicate accused of stealing cars and selling them on the second-hand market has been smashed following the arrest of eight people, including a racing car driver, say police.

The gang allegedly changed the vehicle serial numbers before selling them through legal channels.

23 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Car theft victims pay $50,000 ransoms

Car owners who have had their vehicles stolen are paying up to $50,000 to the thieves who phone up and offer to return them.

A police source said a number of car thefts now go unreported because owners agree to the deals to avoid the hassle of reporting their vehicles stolen.

12 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Gone in 60 seconds

HONG KONG DRIVERS had better keep an eye on their cars over the next three days, say the British motoring organisation the RAC Foundation and the Hong Hong Police.

22 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Police probe car theft

Police investigating the theft of a $400,000 car from a dealer in To Kwa Wan found a Toyota car which was damaged in a collision with a light goods vehicle in Chi Chiang Road. The door of a nearby car dealership was also damaged and the dealer confirmed a vehicle had been stolen.

3 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Car thieves driven away from luxury

Car crime is on the rise, with thieves switching their sights from luxury models to cheaper Japanese models, police figures show.

Car theft was up 11 per cent in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period last year, the Crime Prevention Bureau said.

31 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Man injured in crash after hijacking car

A 42-year-old man was in serious condition last night after a 'car-jacking' ended in a head-on collision at Lion Rock Tunnel.

A taxi first picked up the man at about 10.30am from the KCR's University station.

On Ma On Shan flyover, he distracted the taxi driver, who crashed into the kerb. The man then took the driver's mobile phone and fled into some bushes.

25 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Stolen cars back

Four luxury cars worth $3 million that were stolen from the SAR have been recovered by Public Security Bureau officers in Fujian and are being returned to their owners, police said.

15 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Police expect mainland ban to cut car thefts

Police expect fewer cars to be stolen when a ban on right-hand drive vehicles is imposed on the mainland next year.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Fung Siu-yuen said yesterday the number of vehicles reported missing over recent years had been decreasing and was expected to drop further.

16 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

China co-operation over stolen vehicles paying off

DETAILS of all stolen vehicles are now being routinely passed to mainland police as co-operation between the two forces increases.

And the new co-operation was bringing results, said Detective Superintendent Philip Cheng Po-yen of the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau's 'A' Division.

3 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Police seize record haul of stolen cars

A RECORD 23 stolen cars worth about $5 million were recovered in a raid at a Hunghom cargo handling area yesterday.

'The right-hand drive cars were the biggest single consignment recovered,' said Superintendent Philip Cheng Po-yan from the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau's Division A, specialising in stolen vehicles.

24 Jun 1995 - 12:00am