Chop Stop: More than $350,000 in stolen vehicles seized from Vaughan auto shop

Vaughan, Ontario — Yet another chop shop operation has been shut down in the GTA this week, as York Regional Police (YRP) shed light on an investigation into an auto repair shop in Vaughan that was allegedly re-VINing and selling stolen vehicles. The YRP’s Auto/Cargo Theft Unit has charged four people in connection with the […]

Pilfered Pick-ups: Windsor auto theft rises 25 percent in 2021

Windsor, Ontario – Data from the Windsor Police Service says that auto theft in the region rose considerably in 2021, with police reporting 846 motor vehicle thefts and attempts, compared to 676 in 2020, marking an increase of 25.1 percent. The most common methods of theft include breaking and entering into businesses or homes for […]

Grand Theft Toronto: Toronto Police called on to rebuild auto theft unit

Toronto, Ontario — City council is calling on the Toronto Police Services Board to form a unit aimed at addressing the rising tide of auto theft that Toronto has been in the midst of for the past several years. On Friday, council voted to put the issue before the police board, specifically requesting it to […]

Consult the Sticker: Thieves ‘re-vinning’ vehicles on the rise, insurers say

Toronto, Ontario — Buyer beware; reports have begun circulating that vehicle thieves have been “re-vinning” stolen vehicles in order to sell to unsuspecting customers. According to a report from Canadian Underwriter, insurers have taken note of a new trend prevailing among car thieves looking to turn a profit. Re-vinning involves removing the VIN (vehicle identification […]

Pickup trucks most stolen vehicle in Quebec, 2017

According to Insurance Bureau of Canada, while SUVs topped the list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in recent years, car thieves appear to be expanding their market, with a growing number of pickup trucks being the choice for car thieves.

Montreal, Quebec — December 5, 2017– Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recently released its annual list of the top most stolen vehicles in Quebec. While SUVs topped the list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in recent years, car thieves appear to be expanding their market, with a growing number of pickup trucks being the choice […]

RCMP bust two Alberta “chop shops”

Edmonton, Alberta — September 22, 2014 — Alberta RCMP have recovered a substantial collection of stolen property buried underground at a Parkland County “chop shop.”   RCMP uncovered an underground ‘chop chop’ on Sept. 11. – Hand out photo   The illegal operation involves the disassembly of poached vehicles with the intention to sell separate […]