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Automotive

Diesel drivers warned as major law changes may lead to rise in thefts – ‘This concerns us’

“Motorists, meanwhile, need to make sure they’re purchasing from reputable outlets, as they could be helping the criminals by buying elsewhere.” Red diesel was taxed at a far lower rate compared to regular diesel and contained red dye to the differences clear. Fuel duty for regular vehicles is 52.95p per litre, compared to 11.14p per […]

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UK

Countryside crime rate rockets as farmers see increase in thefts

Thieves have returned to raid the ­ countryside after a fall in offences over the last two years, at a cost of £40.5million. The annual Rural Crime Report said farm vehicles are the top target for organised gangs while Land Rover Defenders, quad bikes and trailers are being stolen in record numbers. Cattle rustling is […]

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Technology

Crime blotter: Apple Store thefts, driving while using an iPad | AppleInsider

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. In the latest Apple Crime Blotter, a spate of Apple Store thefts throughout the month, iPad use while driving, and health records go missing. The latest […]

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Automotive

Drivers forced to steal from petrol stations as fuel thefts hit record high

Fuel thefts in the UK have hit a record high with drive-off raids massively increasing. A drive-off raid is when a motorist fills up their car and drives off without paying. The number of thefts has increased by 61 percent so far this year. PRA executive director Gordon Balmer claimed the incidents are “going through […]

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World

Ukraine war: UK to supply grain DNA testing technology to combat ‘Russian thefts of wheat’

The UK is providing technology to allow grain to be tested to make sure it has not been stolen by Russia from Ukrainian silos and sold abroad for profit. George Eustice, the environment and food secretary, says the government is giving £1.5m to fund the DNA analysis of wheat to find where it comes from. […]

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Automotive

Urgent ‘life and death’ warning issued to drivers amid road sign thefts

Motorists across the UK have been warned that their lives could be at risk as battery thieves target temporary road signs and traffic lights. According to the British Metal Recycling Association (BMRA), the problem is getting out of hand with hundreds of signs and traffic lights being affected each month. The association is now working […]

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Automotive

Car crisis ‘fuels rise in thefts’, police say

Thieves are stripping cars “in a matter of hours” so they can sell the components for high prices, one senior officer said. Superintendent Jim Munro, of West Midlands Police, advised motorists that vehicles left in car parks for only a few minutes are still not safe. Some 88,915 car thefts were recorded in the 12 […]

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US

Tip jars being stolen from Mass., NH doughnut shops, police say

Police are searching for a man they say stole from several doughnut shops across Massachusetts and New Hampshire.Windham, New Hampshire police said a man stole or attempted to steal from at least eight doughnut shops in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.Surveillance video from just after 5 a.m. Friday shows a man smashing his way into […]

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Automotive

Catalytic converter crisis: Huge rise in thefts sees a new ‘smart’ deterrent launched

A huge rise in catalytic converter theft in the UK has led to a police-backed, national scheme to tackle the issue. Drivers will be able to have their catalytic converters marked with a unique, invisible and unremovable solution that has reportedly been proven to deter thieves and help police identify stolen property. Some 40,000 catalytic […]

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Pets

Rise in DC dog thefts exposes illegal market for pets. Here’s how to look for red flags

Rise in DC dog thefts exposes illegal market for pets. Here’s how to look for red flags WJLA Source link