information about a stolen vehicle

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are stolen each year in Virginia.

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total more than $55,000,000 annually.

Check out these prevention devices to help protect your vehicle.

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Have information about a stolen vehicle or chop shop?

You may be eligible for a $25,000 reward.

Submit an anonymous tip or call (800) 947-HEAT.

About HEAT

Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) educates citizens how to prevent the theft of vehicles, a crime that costs Virginians millions of dollars each year.

HEAT provides an online tip submission form for citizens to report information concerning the theft of vehicles, vehicle parts or chop shop operations. Information remains confidential throughout the process, and tips leading to arrests are eligible for rewards of up to $25,000.

Auto Theft Prevention

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Learn about the ways that you can lessen your chances of being a victim of auto theft.

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How To Spot Auto Theft

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Be aware of the signs. Learn about the different types of auto theft and how to identify them.

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VIN-Etching Events

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VIN etching is an easy way to deter potential auto thieves. Find an event near you.

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Auto Theft Quiz

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Test your knowledge and take the HEAT quiz today to receive a free gift.

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