Ram raiding: the history, incidence and scope for prevention

  • Christopher Jacques


Ram raiding (the terms ‘ram raid’ and ‘ram attack’ will be used interchangeably) refers to a technique in which commercial burglars drive vehicles, usually stolen cars, into locked/closed entrances, exits or windows of commercial premises, to effect an entry in order to steal stored or displayed goods. Almost any type of premises is a potential target, although those that contain television and video equipment, sports clothing, fashion clothing, jewellery, or cigarettes (usually supermarkets or cash and carry warehouses) are popular targets (Tilbury, 1994).


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