Attention: Spider picks up the car forever

Publish date 29 February 2016
Attention: Spider picks up the car forever image

A boom in car thefts since the beginning of the year has been reported again by the Ministry of Interior. This time, however, the Apaches are much more resourceful. They shrink cars not anyway, but with a spider. The signals for stolen cars with spiders and repatriates only for the last 3 months are 47. The vehicles are "picked up" most often in the center of Sofia, in the morning. In 76% of the cases the cars are registered with the province. Not only expensive vehicles are stolen, but also those with a price between BGN 5,000 and 10,000. In most cases, the owners receive information that their car was picked up by a spider from shops or security guards working nearby. According to eyewitnesses, the Apaches did not bother anyone, wore uniforms and talked to people passing by.

"One even gave advice on how not to park so incorrectly, and it seemed to me that there was a parking ticket on the windshield of the raised car. I told the two men because I didn't see a policeman with them, but they explained it to me. that it was not properly filled in and reused. I was silent because I really did not examine it in detail on the glass. A day later I realized that the man did not find his car in any penal parking lot, "wrote in his testimony a random witness to the theft with spider. Investigators said there were many cases in which cars were stolen with repatriates. These are most often really stuck cars on the road waiting for help.

"People no longer sit in their cars like they used to. They lock up or go straight for help. But instead, the signals are monitored by thieves who directly steal the car for parts or repair it and take it across the border," forensic experts explained. Two years ago, the famous plastic surgeon Dr. Angel Enchev became a victim of a similar theft with a spider. This kind of theft started in our country about 5 years ago. Then the car dealerships were first tested on the outskirts of Sofia and on the Ring Road. Now, however, they are easily entering the central part of the city, especially in the areas of extension of the green parking zone. The stolen goods were cut into auto morgues in Lyulin, say people familiar with the matter. Another group operates mainly in the area of ​​the northern neighborhoods and the center around the railway station. They prefer to work in the evenings and pick up older cars, even those that are not moving. They dismantled them in parts in the area of ​​"Iliyantsi", after which the sheets were handed over for scrap, and the parts were sold in the small shops on the capital's "Tsar Simeon" street. Those with the repatriates are mainly in the areas of Druzhba and Mladost. They steal any cars that are left by their owners on the wider boulevards. They rarely enter the inter-block spaces to steal. They mainly cut cars in small garages around Iskar station. Investigators have tracked down the thieves, but so far have not been able to catch the spider itself while driving the stolen car. In all other cases, there is no way to prove that theft is committed with this type of vehicle. The reason is that the thieves have outwitted and registered an operating company to buy cars for scrap or to provide roadside assistance.

The victims are looking for the Apaches themselves

Victims of theft search for thieves on the Internet themselves. Especially for the people whose cars have been confiscated, there is an Anti-Jambaz website on the Internet, as well as a Facebook group. There can be alerts, search cars and seek help and advice against car raids. The other goal is to prevent thieves from selling the parts in car mortuaries or second-hand shops. The latest stolen cars, according to Antidjambaz, are a Mercedes C220, which disappeared from Lyulin 6 on February 9th, and a BMW e46 320d, which was stolen a day later by Obelya 1 in the capital. Since January alone, the site has registered 18 car thefts, only for the territory of Sofia.

They even use "Roadside Assistance"

Thefts with a repatriate or a "spider" are no longer among the most unusual. The car dealerships have become so brazen that they even use the services of legal transport companies and "Roadside Assistance". They call the repatriate to the address, saying that they are stuck. They present false documents and ID cards, the car is picked up and delivered to the address indicated by them in broad daylight. Then "act" in peace. As a prevention against theft, the installation of additional immobilizers on the engine helps to some extent, forensic scientists claim. However, they are also now easily disposed of. The Ministry of Interior trusted that according to their data, some of the biggest players in the field of car theft in the capital are people from distant parts of Bulgaria. A group from Vratsa specializes in the illegal seizure of middle-class cars, Pazardzhik jambazi focus only on BMW and Audi, a third group from Northern Bulgaria steals SUVs, and a gang from southern Bulgaria focuses mainly on limousines.

Jeeps steal them with electronics

Expensive SUVs of "Mercedes", "Audi", BMW and "Rover" are stolen mainly with electronics, experts explain. The thieves follow the owner and wait for him to stop and park somewhere. They approach at such a distance that they can use electronic gadgets to block the car lock with the remote device from its unsuspecting owner. As soon as he walks away, the jumpers simply throw themselves into the unlocked vehicle, decode the computer, and set off. Experienced in this kind of theft explained that the manipulation is done with an OBD (On-board diagnostics) device, which can be bought on the Internet for 4,500 euros. It copies the code of the car's ignition device and transmits it wirelessly to a key on which it copies it - the whole operation takes no more than a minute. The device, which is used to block the car's lock by its owner, also blocks the signal of the satellite alarm system. After the thieves drove the jeeps, they took them down to deep underground garages, where the GPS did not work. The stolen vehicles are exported to Ukraine and other former Soviet republics. Recently, a big market is the troubled Syria, where jeeps stolen from Bulgaria have been driving for at least 2 years.

They cut glass for vignettes

Remove them with a model knife and hair dryer for 5 minutes

More than 150 cases of stolen annual vignettes have been registered by the Ministry of Interior since the beginning of the year. The stickers are mostly stolen from cars, but there are also truck victims. In all, the glass is literally shattered or cut. Only yesterday, two cars were attacked in the area of ​​the hospital in Plovdiv. The drivers of Lada and Volkswagen parked next to each other reported stolen batteries and annual vignette stickers to the Second Regional Police Department. During the inspection it was established that the thieves acted during the weekend. They broke into the Russian car by dismantling the triangular side window, and broke into the German car. The boom of thefts is due to the increased price of the sticker, which for the vignettes that came into force on February 1 is BGN 97. After cutting the glass, the thieves calmly peel off the vignette and resell it at half price - for about BGN 40-50. The technology of its removal is elementary. It is done with a very simple model knife and hair dryer in no more than 5 minutes. It is constantly heated with the hair dryer and very carefully with a model knife it rises and peels off. Attention should be paid especially to the places where the perforations are, as well as to the hologram. As the vignettes must be sold with a receipt and a handwritten receipt, a well-known seller is already being sought here to assist. He also receives some of the money from the sale. Cashiers from one of the many gas stations usually participate. They provide a blank receipt and knock the receipt. Then they report the error to the device and reset the amount, but the thief has obtained the desired fiscal receipt. If he still doesn't have these attributes, he pushes the peeled off sticker for about 20 leva. If the Traffic Police are vigilant enough, a comparison during an inspection immediately shows that the vignette has been stolen. However, the drivers only look to see if there is a sticker on them, especially for cars, and they don't look much, people familiar with the matter explained. Stolen stickers are mostly used by taxi drivers, people from the countryside, who travel on country roads. In the case of heavy trucks and buses, the control is greater and less than the drivers are willing to take a risk with a sticker detached from another vehicle.

Insurers do not pay for a sticker

Cutting, breaking and stealing car windows due to the new vignettes is not covered as damage by insurers in our country. With individual Casco options, only the damage to the window itself is covered, but not the revoked vignette. The reason is that insurers do not cover missing parts of the car. Even with a full Casco and a "Vandalism" option, it is again debatable whether they will pay you a sum for the missing sticker, the industry explained.

Ministry of Interior: Park in guarded parking lots

The years when cars were parked en masse in guarded parking lots are back. The reason is the theft of vignettes, which since the beginning of the year marks a real boom for the last 10 years since they were introduced in 2005. The Ministry of Interior advises the owners to park their vehicles for the night in lighted places, and preferably in orchard parking lots. If you sew a cover, it is also a good precaution. Among other tips are, be sure to change the immobilizer code after entering the service. If the tank cap disappears, the door and ignition locks must be replaced, because the thieves make a copy of the original key on the cap. The last important tip is: take out motor hull insurance, regardless of the age of the car.


They earn at least 2 vouchers per night

Car thieves prefer newer cars, mainly TDI with pump-nozzle / common rail engine. They prefer Audi and BMW the most. The reason is the easy and fast realization of the expensive parts. The car is disassembled by morning and the next day the morgues start selling nozzles, pump, flywheel, turbo, sensors, head, gearbox and other parts that do not have a chassis or engine number and can not be traced. This is a quick minimum of BGN 2,000 for one night, mechanics explain.

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