Nationwide we’re seeing a vast increase in car thefts according to a Greensboro attorney. Delivery drivers across the country seem to be the most victimized group. Most major cities are seeing a doubling of auto thefts from 2019 to 2020.
Our lawyers in Greensboro were advised that when delivery drivers run out of their vehicle to make a delivery, someone jumps into their car which is typically still running and drives off. Surprisingly another popular group of vehicles being stolen are UPS, DHL and Amazon delivery trucks.
In North Carolina, Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle is a Class H Felony. In the Northeast, our Greensboro criminal lawyer is beginning to see an increase in armed robberies of delivery drivers and the packages they’re carrying. The scary part is in the COVID-era, so many of us are dependent on these drivers and the packages they’re delivering.
This begs the question, why has there been an increase in larceny cases of motor vehicles? Our top rated lawyer in Greensboro believes that perhaps it’s only a coincidence that during this same period we’re seeing an increase in shootings. Perhaps these vehicles are then being used to deliver other goods or as vehicles to commit other crimes.