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Thief uses GPS to steal cars May 23, 2008

Posted by Rich in : GPS vehicle tracking , trackback

After all the stories of stolen GPS units, and thieves getting caught stealing vehicles outfitted with GPS tracking systems, comes a tale with a twist.

Mitsuhisa Kobayashi had two ex-wives rent cars for him. He would then place a GPS tracking device in the car and make a copy of the key. With the ability to track its location, and a spare key, stealing the vehicle later was easy. So easy in fact, that he stole eight of them.

Kobayashi was in possession of three of the eight stolen cars when he was arrested by Nishinomiya Police Station in February. He told investigators: “I wanted to drive my favorite cars. I sold the other five cars on the Internet.”

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