Craigslist Thieves Stealing Cars on Test Drives

Also: Beware the jiggler!
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2010 5:53 PM CDT
Unsold 2010 Civics at a Honda dealership in Littleton, Colo.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – Another Craigslist warning: New York City cops says bad guys are inquiring about cars for sale on the site, taking them for test drives—and never returning. No details on how many cars have disappeared this way, but the NYPD issued a warning memo across the five boroughs obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

The memo also warns of a new tool called the jiggler, a thin piece of metal that gets inserted into the ignition. The $25 piece of equipment works best in older ignitions, and popular targets include Honda's Accord and Civic, the Ford Econoline, and the Dodge Caravan.

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