Making a Killing: Cult-turned crime syndicate implicated in Ontario car-theft ring

Toronto, Ontario — A recent report by a Canadian financial intelligence unit has identified Black Axe as one of the groups involved in the recent surge of stolen vehicles exportation and the illegal sale of their parts. These thefts are part of a wider operation by the international crime group, whose portfolio involves mass fraud, […]

Catalytic Attack: B.C. woman pepper sprayed during catalytic converter theft

New Westminster, British Columbia – A woman in B.C. says she was pepper-sprayed after two suspects allegedly stole the catalytic converter from her vehicle, according to a report by the New Westminster Police Department. “As the value of the precious metals contained within the catalytic converters continues to increase, so do the number of thefts […]

Theft Trends: MPI says catalytic converter thefts up 450 percent in the province

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Catalytic converter thefts are the hot new trend for seedy jerks and now Manitoba Public Insurance has the data to prove it, as the public insurer revealed the unnerving statistic that thefts of this kind are up 450 percent in the province. According to MPI’s data, 400 vehicles had their catalytic converters […]

Catalytic Crime: Catalytic converter thefts on the rise in Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in Saskatchewan, according to the province’s public insurer. So far in 2021, there have been 170 catalytic converter thefts reported to SGI—five times more than the year prior. “Right now, the cost of those claims is just over half a million dollars, and it’s also […]