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New Auto Theft Trends Target Gym Rats, Distracted Drivers
Posted on July 29, 2014
Gym rats and distracted drivers should take notice: a recent report out of Michigan says that they are targets of new auto theft trends.
Although the number of stolen cars and carjackings in Michigan has dipped recently, “thieves are coming up with new ways to steal vehicles and target drivers,” according to Terri Miller, executive director of Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.).
New methods often involve criminals following their marks (aka drivers like you). Thieves will trail someone to their gym, then swipe their key from the key rack. Or they could tail a distracted driver, rear-end them, then make off with the vehicle when that driver exits it to review the damage.
The key to prevention? Awareness.
Fast Theft Facts for Fast Cars: How to Protect Your Sporty Vehicle
If you have one of those fast sporty cars that you’ve always wanted since childhood, know this: