Car thefts are on the rise in Baltimore County and the surrounding region. There have been 1,500 car thefts and 170 carjackings in the city of Baltimore so far this year, even though auto theft has declined in the city from a year ago, according to a recent report on WMAR.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) monitors thefts in the region and told WMAR reporters that the thieves are appropriating the cars to sell parts, but also using them to commit other crimes such as bank robberies.
Police have made several arrests, many of who are juveniles.
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