Car theft http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32730/all en Carjacking by suspected ex-LAPD gunman was 'surreal,' says victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/carjacking-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-was-surreal-says-victim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brandon Lowrey</p> <p>ANGELUS OAKS, Calif., Feb 13 (Reuters) - Rick Heltebrake was driving his pickup truck through a remote campground in the mountains east of Los Angeles on Tuesday, with his dog at his side, when a man emerged from a roadside snowbank and aimed an assault-style rifle at him.</p> <p>Heltebrake, 61, pulled over and immediately recognized the hulking, armed man as the fugitive ex-cop wanted in a killing spree, Christopher Dorner, whose face had been plastered on billboards, newspapers and televisions for nearly a week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/carjacking-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-was-surreal-says-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Rick Heltebrake Violence Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:45:24 +0000 5755114 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Carjacking by suspected ex-LAPD gunman called 'surreal' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-carjacking-by-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-called-surreal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quote from victim in final paragraph)</p> <p>By Brandon Lowrey</p> <p>ANGELUS OAKS, Calif., Feb 13 (Reuters) - Rick Heltebrake was driving his pickup truck through a remote campground in the mountains east of Los Angeles on Tuesday, with his dog at his side, when a man emerged from a roadside snowbank and aimed an assault-style rifle at him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-carjacking-by-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-called-surreal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Rick Heltebrake Violence Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:30 +0000 5755168 at http://www.globalpost.com At least four dead in California shooting spree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/at-least-four-dead-california-shooting-spree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A gunman killed three people in California Tuesday, including at least one execution-style, in a series of carjackings before taking his own life, police said.</p> <p>At least two other people were injured as the gunman fired randomly on other vehicles while driving a stolen car on the freeway, before he shot and killed himself in the city of Orange, south of Los Angeles.</p> <p>The first killing appeared to be a woman found dead in her home in Ladera Ranch, after neighbors reported hearing gunfire in the early hours. The suspect, a man in his 20s, then fled in an SUV.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/at-least-four-dead-california-shooting-spree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Violence AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:30:56 +0000 5760366 at http://www.globalpost.com At least four dead in California shooting spree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/at-least-four-dead-california-shooting-spree-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A gunman killed three people in California on Tuesday, including at least one execution-style, in a series of shootings and carjackings before taking his own life, police said.</p> <p>At least two other people were injured as the gunman fired randomly on other vehicles on a freeway, before he shot and killed himself near the city of Orange, south of Los Angeles.</p> <p>The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Ali Syed, who was unemployed, had no criminal record, and was living at home with his parents and taking a class at a local college.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/at-least-four-dead-california-shooting-spree-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Violence AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 03:00:39 +0000 5760669 at http://www.globalpost.com Car thief kills toddler in China: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/car-thief-kills-toddler-china-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese car thief strangled a two-year-old toddler to death after stealing a vehicle with the infant inside, police said, provoking outrage across the country Wednesday.</p> <p>The boy was in an SUV stolen by Zhou Xijun, 48, in northeastern Jilin province on Monday, triggering a hunt involving thousands of police officers and taxi drivers until he handed himself in the following day and confessed, reports said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/car-thief-kills-toddler-china-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Technology AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:31:05 +0000 5774608 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Car thief kills baby in China: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/corrected-car-thief-kills-baby-china-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese car thief strangled a two-month-old baby to death after stealing a vehicle with the infant inside, police said, provoking outrage across the country Wednesday.</p> <p>The boy was in an SUV stolen by Zhou Xijun, 48, in northeastern Jilin province on Monday, triggering a hunt involving thousands of police officers and taxi drivers until he handed himself in the following day and confessed, reports said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/corrected-car-thief-kills-baby-china-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Technology AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:45:36 +0000 5774615 at http://www.globalpost.com Africa also booming market for stolen cars http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131229/africa-also-booming-market-stolen-cars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If luxury cars have become a more common sight on African roads, that is in part due to it becoming a prime destination for cars lifted off European streets.</p> <p>Africa, along with Russia, is believed by Interpol to be the top destination for the quarter of a million unrecovered stolen vehicles in Europe in the past five years.</p> <p>According to Sebastian Schmucker, in charge of combatting the trafficking of stolen vehicles at the international police agency, cars stolen in northern Europe usually end up in Russia, while those in southern Europe are shipped to Africa.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131229/africa-also-booming-market-stolen-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Land transport Transport AFP Sun, 29 Dec 2013 06:01:06 +0000 6031016 at http://www.globalpost.com Four men plead not guilty to murder in N.J. mall carjacking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140108/four-men-plead-not-guilty-murder-nj-mall-carjacking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Jones</p> <p>NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - Four men pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to murder and other charges in a fatal carjacking at an upscale New Jersey mall, where a lawyer was slain in front of his wife after holiday shopping.</p> <p>Prosecutors said two of the men attacked Dustin Friedland, 30, a Hoboken lawyer, on December 15 as he and his wife were loading gifts into their luxury SUV in the parking lot of the Mall at Short Hills in Millburn, New Jersey, about 21 miles west of New York City.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140108/four-men-plead-not-guilty-murder-nj-mall-carjacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Geography of New Jersey Thomson Reuters Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:48:24 +0000 6038250 at http://www.globalpost.com Carjacking ring that resold vehicles in West Africa busted in New Jersey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/carjacking-ring-resold-vehicles-west-africa-busted-new-jersey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Jones</p> <p>TOTOWA, NJ (Reuters) - A group of 32 men was charged on Thursday with running an international carjacking ring that stole luxury vehicles in New York and New Jersey and shipped them to West Africa for resale, state authorities said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/carjacking-ring-resold-vehicles-west-africa-busted-new-jersey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking New Jersey Violence Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:32:15 +0000 6082828 at http://www.globalpost.com Carjacking ring that resold vehicles in West Africa busted in New Jersey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/carjacking-ring-resold-vehicles-west-africa-busted-new-jersey-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Jones</p> <p>TOTOWA, NJ (Reuters) - A group of 32 men was charged on Thursday with running an international carjacking ring that stole luxury vehicles in New York and New Jersey and shipped them to West Africa for resale, state authorities said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/carjacking-ring-resold-vehicles-west-africa-busted-new-jersey-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking New Jersey Violence Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:32:15 +0000 6082829 at http://www.globalpost.com Woman gets 21 years in prison for leading NJ, NY carjacking ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140315/woman-gets-21-years-prison-leading-nj-ny-carjacking-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Jones</p> <p>NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - A New York woman was sentenced on Friday to more than 21 years in prison for leading a carjacking ring that stole luxury cars valued at more than $2.5 million to sell in West Africa, according to federal prosecutors.</p> <p>In U.S. District Court in Camden, New Jersey, Judge Robert Kugler sentenced Hope "The Lady" Kantete, 44, to 262 months, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140315/woman-gets-21-years-prison-leading-nj-ny-carjacking-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car classifications Car theft Carjacking Thomson Reuters Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:35:09 +0000 6096259 at http://www.globalpost.com Prairie villagers take to quads, plane and tractor to catch car-theft suspects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140504/prairie-villagers-take-quads-plane-and-tractor-catch-car-the <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRIERCREST, Sask. - Mounties are praising a Saskatchewan village for springing to action with quads, a tractor and even a small plane to hunt down a trio of young car-theft suspects who became stranded in the community.</p> <p>RCMP Sgt. Paul Dawson says it's alleged the three suspects, who are all under 18, left Regina in a stolen Subaru early Friday, abandoned it in the community of Roleau, and then stole a truck.</p> <p>He says they made their way to nearby Briercrest, but a resident who spotted them suspected the truck was stolen and took action.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140504/prairie-villagers-take-quads-plane-and-tractor-catch-car-the" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Law National security Paul Dawson The Canadian Press Sun, 04 May 2014 05:47:04 +0000 6137919 at http://www.globalpost.com Two teens dead, two arrested following crash in Saskatoon with stolen truck http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140506/two-teens-dead-two-arrested-following-crash-saskatoon-stolen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SASKATOON - A police chief in Saskatchewan says the deaths of two teenagers has him fed up with the increasing rate of vehicle thefts in his city and the owners who seem to be making the crimes so easy.</p> <p>Saskatoon police say a stolen pickup truck sped through a busy intersection Monday night and crashed into two other vehicles. One of them, a car, was pushed on its side and into the wall of a medical clinic.</p> <p>Two 17-year-olds in the car, a boy and a girl, were killed. A 16-year-old girl who was also in the car was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140506/two-teens-dead-two-arrested-following-crash-saskatoon-stolen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Clive Weighill Crimes Disaster Transport The Canadian Press Tue, 06 May 2014 20:38:39 +0000 6140298 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Carjack City': Detroit gas stations and police take steps to guard against armed auto thefts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140523/carjack-city-detroit-gas-stations-and-police-take-steps-guar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - When they pull up to a gas station these days, Detroit drivers are looking beyond the price per gallon at a far more threatening concern: carjackers.</p> <p>The armed auto thieves have become so common here that parts of the bankrupt metropolis are referred to as "Carjack City," and many motorists fear getting out of their vehicles even for a few moments to fill a tank.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140523/carjack-city-detroit-gas-stations-and-police-take-steps-guar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Car theft Carjacking Geography of Michigan Labor Law War The Canadian Press Fri, 23 May 2014 06:37:35 +0000 6154991 at http://www.globalpost.com Three children killed, three adults hurt in Philadelphia carjacking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140726/three-children-killed-three-adults-hurt-philadelphia-carjacking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Kelley</p> <p>PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Three children were killed and three adults, including their mother, injured on Friday when a carjacked SUV swerved out of control in Philadelphia, striking a sidewalk church fundraiser, police said.</p> <p>The crash occurred at about 11:15 a.m. after two men used a gun to force a 45-year-old woman driving a white SUV into the back seat and made off with the car, Philadelphia Police Captain James Clark told a news conference. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140726/three-children-killed-three-adults-hurt-philadelphia-carjacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Car theft Carjacking Film Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:31:57 +0000 6215694 at http://www.globalpost.com