Marked for Theft: Apple AirTags used in multiple Toronto car thefts

Toronto Ontario — Car theft is on the rise, and tracking devices are making it easier for thieves to drive off with your vehicle. Over the past year, car theft has steadily risen by more than 50 percent. While the use of AirTags is far from the norm, these devices have been linked to a […]

Stealing Spree: Car theft rising in Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario — A recent crime wave has left Ottawa Police with a grim warning: vehicle theft is on the rise. Between Jan 1 and May 31, the Ottawa Police says there were 230 reported vehicle thefts in 2022, twice as many as in 2021. In the latter half of May alone, 21 Honda CRVs […]

Window of Opportunity: B.C. car thieves targeting pre-2008 vehicles, data shows

Victoria, British Columbia — According to new data analysis from the CBC, car thieves on Canada’s west coast have slightly more retro taste than their eastern counterparts, noting that most models stolen in British Columbia are from between 1997 and 2007. This trend bucks the norm seen throughout much of the rest of the country, […]

En Garde: Five arrested in Laval, Qué. Project Gardon auto theft network bust

Laval, Quebec – The Laval Police Department (SPL) has made five arrests in connection with a network of vehicle thieves, following an investigation dating back to May 2021. Project Gardon was an investigation by the SPL’s General Crimes Squad in response to a wave of coordinated thefts where vehicles were targeted and stolen from parking […]

Secure Your Benz: Mercedes-Benz and IBM collaborate on new anti-theft service

Toronto, Ontario — Mercedes-Benz and IBM have teamed up to fight back against vehicle theft by integrating a brand new anti-theft service right into the Mercedes me smartphone app. The service, called “Urban Guard – Stolen Vehicle Help”, uses a combination of vehicle, consumer and position data to help law enforcement track down stolen vehicles […]