Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

FOCUS SHORT

Thieves avoid pink cars

THE NUMBER of cars stolen in Slovakia increased during the first 11 months of 2010, when 2,082 cars illegally ‘changed hands’. The figure is 134 more than during the same period of 2009. As many as six cars a day on average are stolen in Slovakia, the Sme daily wrote in late December.

THE NUMBER of cars stolen in Slovakia increased during the first 11 months of 2010, when 2,082 cars illegally ‘changed hands’. The figure is 134 more than during the same period of 2009. As many as six cars a day on average are stolen in Slovakia, the Sme daily wrote in late December.

Of all the cars stolen in the January-November period passenger cars accounted for the biggest portion, over 1,900. The police managed to find 103 stolen cars, up from 93 in January-November 2009.

Silver cars were most popular among thieves, with 395 stolen during the monitored period, followed by black car (384 stolen). Thieves tended to steer clear of less traditional colours like purple (7 stolen), beige (5), pink (2) and blue-green (1).

In terms of brands, Škoda was the most popular vehicle brand with thieves (855 stolen). They focused especially on Octavia saloons (380), Fabias (180) and Octavia estates (120). Other popular marques included Volkswagen (241), BMW (189) and Audi (130). The least popular brands were Smart, Aprilia and Scania, of which only one each was stolen.

Most thefts took place in Bratislava Region, from where over one half of all stolen cars, or 1,083, disappeared. From this point of view Žilina Region was the safest, with only 32 vehicles stolen there. The capital topped the chart of towns with the highest number of stolen cars, with 752 vehicles.


Topic: Industry


Top stories

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness

Biggest Slovak online bookseller buys rival

Martinus.sk bought Gorila.sk's book business, its former owners kept the cafés