Cracking down on re-birthing

Specialist detectives from the Property Crime Squad were in south-western NSW last week, working with local area commands to enforce compliance among auto dismantler and smash repair businesses, and to combat organised car theft and re-birthing.
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As part of Strike Force Granite, an ongoing operation to target organised car theft and re-birthing, the Property Crime Squad’s Motor Unit visited the Cootamundra, Griffith, Albury, Wagga Wagga and Cootamundra Local Area Commands, to work with local police on business compliance inspections and anti car re-birthing initiatives.

After training local police on the latest techniques to combat motor crime, Property Crime Squad detectives joined local officers and staff from Roads and Maritime Services and the Department of Fair Trading in conducting inspections at 13 smash repair and auto dismantler businesses throughout the state’s south-west.

The Acting Commander of the NSW Police Force’s Southern Region, Acting Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar, said the advice local police had received from the Property Crime Squad’s Motor Unit would put them in good stead when conducting business inspections going forward.

“Local police officers gained a lot from last week’s visit by the Property Crime Squad, and are looking forward to conducting regular business inspections in the months ahead,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Cassar said.

“Car re-birthing is a serious crime, where racketeers make money and industry and law-abiding motorists lose it.

Detective Inspector Anthony Holton from the Property Crime Squad said the Motor Unit would continue to work closely with local area commands to combat the illegal activities of organised car rebirthing rackets.

“We will be conducting regular visits to rural and regional locations throughout NSW to help local police officers investigate and arrest anyone involved in organised car theft and re-birthing,” Detective Inspector Holton said.

“If you know or suspect a car re-birthing syndicate may be operating in your area, please contact Crime Stoppers. If you want to, you can contact us anonymously. We don’t need to know who you are; all we need is the information you have to hand.”

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