The Wall Street Journal reports that retailers are grappling with a new crime trend known as “ram raiding,” in which thieves enter stores in stolen cars and make off with ATMs, valuables and merchandise. Are.firearms,
According to officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the tools of crime are often stolen Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Police said the vehicles lacked any kind of anti-theft device and were more likely to be stolen.
The above mentioned thefts occurred mainly in the West Bank. 6th November,CaliforniaA thief broke into an Amp convenience store in Auckland with a shovel and used a chain to take out the cash machine.
Beauty Supply Warehouse, a beauty supply store across the street, was hit by a car and attempted theft seven times in two months. The store had steel columns and four metal security doors, which the thieves failed to enter, but the security doors were repeatedly damaged.
There are no statistics on drive-by thefts, but according to law enforcement officials, overall property crime has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic and drive-by thefts have also increased dramatically.
The think tank Council on Criminal Justice analyzed federal prison data in major cities and found that between 2019 and 2022, non-residential burglaries increased by 11.7%, and motor vehicle burglaries increased by 67.5%. Last year, a “car theft challenge” that appeared on social media resulted in more Korean Hyundai and Kia cars being stolen, leading to an increase in motor vehicle theft.
Aheadsan franciscoDeputy Police Chief James Dudley, now a lecturer in criminal justice studies at San Francisco State University, said that driving through store doors is becoming more common because thieves can more quickly steal property and flee before police arrive. Can.
There was a theft in Wright City, Missouri on September 3 last year. Just before 2 a.m., a Hyundai Elantra crashed into Osage Country Guns, a gun store, and stole 35 guns in less than two minutes. The police were running away as they ran away. Coming in a minute.
John Dawson, the store’s general manager, said the business suffered a total of $200,000 in damage and loss, while the stolen firearms were worth approximately $30,000. To prevent this from happening again, the store was closed for five weeks and three £4,000 barriers were installed at the front door.
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