Auto Theft Prevention Unit

The Auto Theft Prevention Unit was established by the District Attorney in 1998 with assistance from the Auto Theft Prevention Authority.

The Unit focuses on the investigation and prosecution of “chop shops,” auto theft rings and insurance fraud cases involving automobile theft.

The majority of the cases prosecuted by the Unit are generated by the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Auto Squad and the Pennsylvania State Police Western Regional Auto Theft Task Force.

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