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Virginia State Police Remind Motorists to Secure Unattended Vehicles

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program is urging citizens to think twice before leaving their vehicles unattended with the keys inside. During the cooler months and holiday shopping season, securing your vehicle is vital in preventing a potential theft.


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NICB's 2017 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

Did you know that 11 Virginia cities are among the top locations for motor vehicle theft across the nation? The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its 2017 Annual Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report, which details the US cities with the highest rates of motor vehicle theft. View the complete rankings here.


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Tips for Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

July is nationally recognized as Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. Summer is the perfect time to remind motorists to never leave your vehicle unsecured. Vehicle theft is a risk year-round, but that risk increases significantly during the warmer months.
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Vehicle cloning: buyer beware

Buying a vehicle this tax season? Beware of cloned vehicles. Vehicle cloning is a sophisticated scheme that has gained more traction among auto thieves in recent years. This form of vehicle theft victimizes both the stolen vehicle owner and the stolen vehicle purchaser and can go unnoticed when people purchase a used vehicle without doing research.
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Virginia State Police HEAT program receives international recognition

Virginia State Police was honored with three awards during the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference held this week in Philadelphia. The Department received two awards recognizing its Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program and its support and assistance during a multi-agency investigation into a terrorist threat.
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