OnStar Member story: stolen vehicle 

8.16.19

OnStar Member story: stolen vehicle 

8.16.19

 

Detectives with the Oakland County Sherriff’s Auto Theft Unit in Metro Detroit are busy. Every day, they’re investigating international auto theft rings, local chop shops, carjackings, and cases involving identity thieves targeting car dealerships, which are on the rise.

 

They’re not alone. An FBI report shows auto theft overall is increasing across the country, with more vehicles stolen in 2017 than in any other year since 2009.

 

The most prevalent offenders are lone wolf opportunists. This class of criminal frequently preys on people who forget to lock their car at night or leave key fobs in the center console.

 

According to law enforcement officials, OnStar Members have an advantage in getting their vehicles back quicker. Investigations can last months or even years, but with OnStar Stolen Vehicle Assistance,* Members sometimes have their vehicles returned within hours.

 

Detectives say teamwork is essential to successfully investigating a case and OnStar Advisors are a valuable part of the team, helping police locate and recover stolen vehicles quicker and safer.

 

So, what does it take to catch a thief?

We’ve got you

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We’ve got you

Life is unpredictable — that’s why the OnStar Safety & Security Plan is here for you with helpful, human problem-solvers 24/7.

Carjacked and kidnapped

When a woman watched helplessly as her SUV was stolen with her mother and granddaughter inside, OnStar helped save the day.

Why OnStar is worth the money

As you get on the road, here are some ways that OnStar can help. Nine ways your OnStar plan pays off.

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  • Requires paid plan, working electrical system, cell reception, GPS signal, armed GM factory-installed theft-deterrent system, contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Additional messaging and data rates may apply. Services are intended to assist with vehicle recovery and do not prevent theft or protect against damage or loss. Check here for details and limitations.