The most stolen cars are those aged about 10 years, and the goal is to be sold for spare parts.
The most stolen car brands are "Volkswagen", "BMW", "Audi", "Mercedes" and "Toyota".
About 2,700 cars were stolen, cut up and sold in parts last year.
According to the investigators, the thieves sell stolen older models of jeeps and cars at auto morgues and auto parts stores at prices between BGN 600 and 3,000.
The press center of the Ministry of Interior announced that during a specialized police operation to stop the sale and distribution of stolen car parts and sabotage of cross-border traffic of incriminated vehicles, police seized 11 stolen cars and parts of three other cars included in the search in the Schengen Information System ( SIS). The specialized action took place in the period May 16-18 and is part of the international operation "SPARE PARTS". It was conducted under the auspices of the Center for Law Enforcement in Southeast Europe, Bucharest, Romania. During the operation, 6,895 vehicles, 8,719 persons and over 11,550 documents were inspected. 78 acts for violations of the Road Traffic Act and the Bulgarian Identity Documents Act have been drawn up. Law enforcement agencies have issued 97 slips for road violations. 14 pre-trial proceedings have been instituted.
What to do if you find that your car is missing?
Once you have determined that your car is missing, it is advisable to first call "Parking lots and garages" to check if your car is not picked up due to improper parking.
However, if you get a negative answer you should:
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