Car and motorcycle theft increases by 20% in Puebla capital

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In the city of Puebla, the number of investigation files for car and motorcycle thefts increased by 20.5 percent in the period from January to May of this year 2024 compared to the same period last year, according to public information from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System.

According to the latest report from this agency, the crime of motor vehicle theft is the second type of theft with the highest incidence of crime, since during the first five months of this year it reported a total of 1,351 investigation files derived from this criminal act, when in 2023 there were 1,121. This upward variation represents an increase of 20.5 percent.

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Of the total of 1,351 investigation files that have been opened this year, 996 corresponded to the theft of four-wheeled vehicles, while the rest correspond to the theft of motorcycles, which represented 355 investigations.

Puebla registered 113 robberies in public transport from January to April
Of the robberies that occurred in the first five months of the year to four-wheeled vehicles, 655 occurred without the use of violence, but, on the contrary, 341 were carried out with the use of this. Regarding the content of the files on motorcycles, it was recorded that 266 occurred without the use of force and the rest, which were 89, with violence.

In contrast, in the previous year, during the same period, the cases of theft from four-wheeled motor vehicles, without violence, were a total of 605 cases, of which 257 were perpetrated with violence. The information provided by the National Public Security System reflects the increase in violence in this type of crime.

In the case of motorcycles, theft without the use of violence in the previous year was 181 cases, while in 78 cases the criminals did use it to commit the crime. Likewise, the theft of this type of units increased significantly.

What the law says about vehicle theft

According to the Puebla penal code, article 375 establishes that a sanction of six to twelve years in prison and a fine of 500 to two thousand days of minimum wage will be imposed on anyone who participates and/or is an accomplice in any type of crime related to the theft, purchase or sale of stolen vehicles.

What to do if you are a victim of this crime

If you are a victim of this type of crime, in addition to filing the corresponding complaint with the judicial authorities, the authorities recommend that the owners of the vehicle formally disclaim their ownership of it, to avoid liability in the event of the eventual commission of illegal acts in which the car or motorcycle is involved.

To carry out this procedure, you can go to the nearest Comprehensive Service Center (CIS) or to the collection offices of the Ministry of Finance.

The papers necessary to carry out this process are:

A document that supports the ownership of the vehicle, such as the invoice.

An official identification with original and copy.

Proof of address, with a validity of no more than three months.

The Federal Taxpayer Registry (RFC).

A certified copy of the Investigation File of the Vehicle Ownership and be up to date with the payment of the ownership tax.

Source: elsoldepuebla