iJune 16, 2022
Barrie man upset truck was stolen as police confirm spike in vehicle thefts
Stephen Stables is beside himself after the theft of his Ford F-150 Platinum pickup truck early Monday from in front of his southeast Barrie home.
Stables says the thieves were captured on camera scouting his home in the moments before the theft but managed to block the Wi-Fi signal on nearby security cameras.
He says he contacted police but isn’t confident he’ll ever see his truck again.
He says a few years ago, the truck cost $85,000 and is now worth about $125,000 - if he can find one. Insurance isn’t offering Stables the current value of the vehicle.
Stables is one of several residents to report a pickup truck theft in Barrie, with at least three reported stolen in the past week.
Barrie police say about 40 per cent more vehicles have been stolen this year compared to last year, averaging about a car theft a day in the city through the first six months of 2022.
Vehicle security experts say thieves have discovered and use sophisticated technology to bypass vehicle anti-theft devices and GPS systems which can easily be found and disabled.
Thieves also use key fob frequency replicators to open vehicles and drive off with them.
Police ask residents to lock their vehicles and, if possible, park in a garage and always remove valuables.
Police also advise using steering wheel locks and other tools to deter thieves.
11 juillet 2022
OPP finds stolen Jeep in shipping container after second attempted driveway theft
A Jeep discovered by Ontario police in a shipping container has been traced back to its owner after the vehicle was stolen over the weekend from a driveway.
(It had been stored in a container with another stolen vehicle that had the Tag Tracking system installed!)
22 février 2022
Vehicle Theft: Gone in 60 Seconds
[Video in French] "Les vols d'autos au Québec ont augmenté. Les voleurs n'hésitent pas à choisir des modèles qui coûtent cher et qui sont plus faciles à voler. On suit la trace d'une auto volée à Mtl qui nous mène jusqu'au Nigéria. Et vous allez voir que les voleurs ont la vie facile. Dossier de Denis Therriault."
17 novembre 2021
Thieves Strike Twice!
The Tag tracking team recently recovered this Toyota Highlander Limited 2020, and here is what our customer had to say:
“We’ve been a victim of auto-theft twice, first was July of 2020 and the second was just recently, November 4th, 2021. When we got the replacement car (...)
1 juin 2021
Seizure of stolen vehicles on the rise
French Only. Check out the article published in the Journal de Montreal today to learn more about the dramatic rise in vehicle theft this past year, how Montreal remains a hub for stolen vehicle shipments overseas & how with the help of Tag Tracking, authorities have been able to recover stolen vehicles at the port of Montreal for the past decade!
23 mai 2019
Car Theft: A Crime That Costs Victims Dearly
French Only. Car thefts are more and more common in the Montreal area. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, six provinces experienced an increase in thefts between 2016 and 2017. In Quebec, the frequency of this crime climbed for the first time in ten years. Security experts are worried because cars are easier to steal. The report of Vincent Maisonneuve.