Tailgate theft: pickup drivers beware

Pickup drivers beware. Tailgate theft is more common than you think. Tailgates are easily removable from trucks and allow thieves to run off in seconds before any one notices they are gone. Tailgates are also not cheap to replace. Depending on your vehicle, the tailgates can cost upwards of $3,000 which is what makes the gates so attractive to auto parts thieves.
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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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Carjacking:a crime of opportunity

What would you do if a thief attempted to rob your vehicle while you were in it? Although the crime of carjacking is less common, it does occur. Which is why it is important to know what carjacking is, how to identify it, ways to avoid becoming a victim and most importantly, what to do if you become a victim of carjacking.
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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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Virginia State Police HEAT Awards Announced

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program on Tuesday announced its 2016-2017 HEAT Awards recipients.
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