Thursday, June 22, 2006

Time To Track Your Tracker

Thieves are no longer interested in your car, not as much as the high-tech stuff you carry in it. According to the FBI, BlackBerries, iPods and GPS systems are the new widely targeted devices.

The most recent crime statistics show that motor vehicle theft last year remained nearly the same as in 2004. But thefts of parts and accessories from vehicles has jumped 30% since 2000. Ofcourse this isn't hard to imagine, as tracking devices and radio-controlled ignition lockes have become standard - it would be pretty stupid for a thief to attempt to steal a vehicle. And, theifs, atleast the good ones, aren't stupid.

A GPS system on the other hand, easy as taking candy from a baby.

"There's no wires to cut or screw to pull out (as with) a radio," says Capt. John O'Leary of the Brookline, Mass., police, which has investigated a rash of the thefts. "You just pop off the suction cups."

Moral of the story? Time to buy your GPS system a GPS tracker.


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