Wednesday, February 2, 2022

GTA car theft ring nailed

24 suspects have been charged with hundreds of offences following a police investigation into a sophisticated auto theft ring. Project High 5 resulted in the recovery of 217 stolen vehicles valued at more than $11m and a total of 321 charges. Also seized were a loaded handgun, drugs, fraudulent documents and more than $100k in cash. The project culminated with the execution of nine search warrants on Jan. 19. Thieves struck at night, using key programming devices to create new, aftermarket fobs to get vehicles running. Toyota Highlander, Honda CRV, Ford F150, Range Rover, and Lexus SUVs were among the vehicles most often targeted.
Vehicles were then loaded into shipping containers and exported.
See ----->New car dealer's lots empty - theft way up