Chop shop hot spot

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - CARS GUIDE -

The Gold Coast has been tagged the “chop shop hot spot” of the stolen car world as the num­ber of car parts be­ing sold on the on­line black mar­ket has spiked. Na­tional Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Theft Re­duc­tion Coun­cil fig­ures show nearly 400 cars were stolen for profit in the past 12 months; up 11 per cent on the pre­vi­ous year. Pan­el­beat­ers say the stolen parts are flood­ing on­line trad­ing sites such as Gumtree and warned buy­ers to beware.

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