Where In The World Is My GPS?: Thieves Targeting Car GPS Units


Watch your gadgets and gizmos kids. A critical intersection of cars equipped with tracking systems and the desire for portability of stolen goods may have finally been reached. According to USA Today, the new black of car thievery is stealing the gadgets people leave in cars like GPS/Nav systems, cell phones, blackberries and fuzzy dice rather than the cars themselves. With prices upwards of $500 - $2600 (ok, if anyone owns $1500 fuzzy dice — we must see a picture!) for something you can drop into your pocket — it's the equivalent of a "quickie" to your everyday auto thief. And that makes sense to us — it's a heckuva lot easier to fence a GPS/Nav system or iPod than it is to chop-shop a Toyota Camry. Not that we know...that's just what we've heard...we swear...

Thieves find way to GPS units in cars [USA Today]

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