I have written extensively about high end stolen cars in Florida shipped to the Middle East for resale at highly inflated resale prices. "BLACK CARS" are stolen vehicles that have their Vehicle Identification Number switched with wrecked or junked vehicles, dead end trace on the number. VIN Switching is a technique used by thieves to disguise the identity of a stolen vehicle.
They will replace the VIN on a stolen vehicle with a VIN that is not associated with an active theft record. The vehicle thief will then try to resell the stolen car to an unsuspecting customer or ship the car to Dubai in the Middle East for resale. In addition to manually switching the VIN, some VIN switchers will also develop fraudulent titles and registrations to go along with the vehicle, thus making a "Black Car", untraceable and it appears that this activity is currently taking place on Singer Island and in West Palm Bach, easy targets.
Watch the story A source close to the investigation said several Bentleys were stolen, and possibly a handful of other high-end vehicles. Investigators said the thieves entered through a gate and broke a concrete barrier. A car auction called the Manheim 100-Grander was scheduled for Tuesday involving the sale of hundreds of vehicles with price tags starting at $100,000.Authorities were searching Tuesday for some car thieves who fled with some high-end vehicles after a break-in. Officials with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said the thieves broke into a building owned by Mannheim Palm Beach on Sansbury's Way near the fairgrounds.
Watch the story. Investigators said they are part of a group responsible for 23 car break-ins in less than three hours last week at several Singer Island condominiums. Police also said they are part of an organized ring committing similar crimes throughout Palm Beach County. At least four other communities have reported similar incidents, according to Riviera Beach Police Chief Clarence Williams. Williams said the case in his city is still active and he anticipates additional arrests.Two men arrested for breaking into nearly two dozen car on Singer Island last week are part of an organized crime ring throughout Palm Beach County, according to investigators with the Riviera Beach Police Department. Police arrested Freddie Sweeting and Nikobra Stringer on Wednesday and Thursday, charging each with burglary.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com