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Car theft in Warsaw (the most popular cars among car thieves in Poland)


sobieski 107 | 2,128
7 Jul 2011 #1
Interesting article in "ŻW" today about car theft in Warsaw.
This is the top-10 of most popular cars (for car thieves) in Warsaw.
Numbers between brackets are the number of cars stolen in June.
1. Honda (25)
2. Volkswagen (22)
3. Toyota (21)
4. Mazda (12)
5. BMW (9)
6. Audi (8)
7. Opel (8)
8. Fiat (7)
9. Seat (7)
10. Mercedes (6).

The police has arrested until end of June 59 car thieves, which is more than during the whole of 2010.
Most cars are being stolen in Praga (168 until end of June). Safest is Ursus (12)
In the whole of Warsaw 1.114 cars were stolen (11% more as in the same period in 2010).
Daisy 3 | 1,227
7 Jul 2011 #2
2. Volkswagen (22)

I have new Polish neighbours, they have a left hand drive VW, white van. They do look a bit rough, a builder bought the house a few years ago and turned it into bedsits, a couple and their young son now live in one of them, the father only wears vests, he walks down the street in his vest. As for the mattress they unloaded, I've seen better in front gardens on council estates. Do you think this VW van might be stolen?
dr_rabbit 5 | 90
7 Jul 2011 #3
Yeah, thats right Daisy, they stole the car in Warsaw and imported it to the UK.
Daisy 3 | 1,227
7 Jul 2011 #4
they've only just moved here, so they brought the car with them. He does look dodgy though
poland_
7 Jul 2011 #5
Yeah, thats right Daisy, they stole the car in Warsaw and imported it to the UK

Daisy, can you ask your neighbor ( from hell) for my string vest back please, tell him he can keep the VW.
RobertLee 4 | 73
7 Jul 2011 #6
I have new Polish neighbours, they have a left hand drive VW, white van. They do look a bit rough, a builder bought the house a few years ago and turned it into bedsits, a couple and their young son now live in one of them, the father only wears vests, he walks down the street in his vest. As for the mattress they unloaded, I've seen better in front gardens on council estates. Do you think this VW van might be stolen?

I think this post of yours should be featured in your profile to remind us who you really are. Your Polish neighbours should have the right to see it too, as well as local police - in case of any racial hate crime in the area, they will know which door to knock.
dr_rabbit 5 | 90
7 Jul 2011 #7
they've only just moved here, so they brought the car with them. He does look dodgy though

Quick! Call crimestoppers!

If you took the time to google the search string "Importing car from europe to the uk" you would find this website,
direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVehicle/ImportingAndExportingAVehicle/DG_4022583
- the vehicle needs to be certified in the home country before being exported/imported within the EC.
Daisy 3 | 1,227
7 Jul 2011 #8
I think this post of yours should be featured in your profile to remind us who you really are. Your Polish neighbours should have the right to see it too, as well as local police - in case of any racial hate crime in the area, they will know which door to knock.

I wondered how long this would take. I make a remark about one dodgy family from Poland moving into the street and suddenly it's racist. I would make the same remarks if they were English, Irish or outer Mongolian chavs. As much as it may hurt your senses, there are criminals in Poland and Polish criminals coming to the UK. If you saw the people who have moved into this house, you would have your doubts about them too. I make a comment about one group of Poles and it's suddenly "ooh she's racist towards all Poles" I'm sure not all Polish families have broken disused fridges stuck in the front garden making the street look like a tip, or pile up empty beer and vodka bottles and used cigarette ends besides the rusting kitchen appliances, but this family does. But it would appear that neither me nor my neighbours are allowed to complain about this family, because they are Polish and that makes us racist. I bet their neighbours in Poland were glad to see them move and I bet they had doubts about where he got the van from as well.
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
7 Jul 2011 #9
I would have thought Toyota to make it first on the list, seeing half of Warsaw driving in a Yaris...
I guess few years ago Fiat probably was first.
ShawnH 8 | 1,501
7 Jul 2011 #10
I would have thought Toyota to make it first on the list, seeing half of Warsaw driving in a Yaris...

I know there are "professional, steal to order" specialists in Canada. They are given a Make / Model to go and find for a fee. They are either exported to foreign lands, or stripped for parts. Typically they are high end cars. The smaller econo cars don't get the same preferential treatment. I am sure it is the same in PL. Target a car, jack it and send it off to Bialorus (or further afield) for a profit.
RobertLee 4 | 73
7 Jul 2011 #11
I'm sure not all Polish families have broken disused fridges stuck in the front garden making the street look like a tip, or pile up empty beer and vodka bottles and used cigarette ends besides the rusting kitchen appliances, but this family does.

You forgot to add to your description that they are carrying knives and eating swans.
Daisy 3 | 1,227
7 Jul 2011 #12
As I've not seen them carry knives or eat swans, I cannot say that can I? i can only comment on what I have seen from this one small group of individuals
Ironside 49 | 10,106
7 Jul 2011 #13
I wondered how long this would take.

Possibly due to suspicion as to your motives and credibility of your post.
Well, tell them to clean up if they are lowering standards of your neighborhood.

But it would appear that neither me nor my neighbours are allowed to complain about this family, because they are Polish and that makes us racist.

Yes indeed, you are not allowed to complain about that family by a decree of Robert Lee from the PF.

Back to the original topic, please.
Monia
7 Jul 2011 #14
From this article , you can also find out that :

Also, Wojciech Drzewiecki, president of Automotive Market Research Institute Samar, says thieves steal cars to be dismantled afterwards. - It is increasingly difficult to legalize stolen car - he explains.

Police officers also are watching the return of "exile" gang members from groups including wołomin gang group and those operating in the vicinity of Pruszków.

Year, two years ago it was easier to steal in Germany, Italy, Spain or Austria. Now, some have concluded however that you can easily do it with us. Example? few days ago, criminals detained two thieves associated with a group of Pruszków . There is evidence they took part in the theft of 22 cars last year in Denmark and Austria. Now, we caught them on the capital's streets.

Now , we can expect raising the level of theft in Poland.

Recent years were somehow very quiet.
poland_
7 Jul 2011 #15
Now , we can expect raising the level of theft in Poland.

Also rising car insurance in 2012.
Monia
7 Jul 2011 #16
I do not rely solely on insurance, my car is equipped with several alarm systems; insurance companiesare are too easy to wrest from their commitments and never pay market value and the alarms that I set up give me a greater sense of security.

Incidentally, my car is the most desired by thieves, so better safe than sorry;)
poland_
7 Jul 2011 #17
Incidentally, my car is the most desired by thieves, so better safe than sorry;)

I always had you down as a Honda CRV, trendy type, Monia. automatic of course lol
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
8 Jul 2011 #18
Hmm, I read some statistics some time ago, and the most popular amongs thieves was the VW Passat. Also the FIAT has interestingly low position.
Monia
8 Jul 2011 #19
I always had you down as a Honda CRV, trendy type, Monia. automatic of course lol

Haha , I do not know why Hondas are their favorite cars.
poland_
8 Jul 2011 #20
I have my theory, although I am not quite sure if I should share, as it involves court rooms and prosecution lawyers...
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
8 Jul 2011 #21
I am not quite sure if I should share

Do tell!
poland_
8 Jul 2011 #22
Lets go for the logical reason first, Honda Civics and Honda accords are the number one stolen car,as the parts are interchangeable,for practical purposes, identical. They are made to specifications that ensure that they are so nearly identical.
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
8 Jul 2011 #23
Hmm, I read some statistics some time ago, and the most popular amongs thieves was the VW Passat. Also the FIAT has interestingly low position.

Source is "Życie Warszawy" from yesterday which has its information from the Warsaw police.
PolskiMoc 4 | 324
8 Jul 2011 #24
Now , we can expect raising the level of theft in Poland.

Maybe it is because in recent years Brits have been visiting & moving to Poland more.

Britain has a higher car theft rate than Poland from what I have read.
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
8 Jul 2011 #25
Poland from what I have read.

And 'read' is all, since you are talking about a country you have never even bothered to visit (& probably wouldn't like if you did) and a nation you are not part of.
PolskiMoc 4 | 324
8 Jul 2011 #26
Are you one of these Brits in Poland raising the car theft rates?

Statistics mean more. As it is a science of data.
Personal experience matters less.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
8 Jul 2011 #27
Britain has a higher car theft rate than Poland from what I have read.

stop trolling. u know it's Poles taking cars from other Poles. the number of brits has nothing to do with it.
PolskiMoc 4 | 324
8 Jul 2011 #28
What has changed in Poland in the last few years?

The main thing seems to be more Brits are visiting & moving to Poland.

Alot of Brits on this forum troll? How come I have not heard any mods dealing with their "Trolling"
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
8 Jul 2011 #29
What has changed in Poland in the last few years?

If you'd been here, you'd know that there have been far bigger changes - the move to free-market capitalism and the progress of a young democracy among them.

Now stop trolling and slither back into your swamp.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
8 Jul 2011 #30
What has changed in Poland in the last few years?

the quality of cars and open borders

The main thing seems to be more Brits are visiting & moving to Poland.

visitors don't usually steal cars


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