Confessions of a Car Thief

Every day 3,000 cars are stolen. Learn what makes your car the perfect target.
2:05 | 11/22/13

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Next tonight across this country numbers are growing almost every day. Almost 3,000 cars are stolen every single day. And tonight, the secret that could make your car the perfect target. Abc's debra roberts and the confessions of a car thief. Reporter: Stealing cars is a blast in grand theft auto 5. So fun, the video game made a billion dollars in its first three days on the market. But in real life, a car is stolen every 43 seconds. Close to a million a year. Steve fuller used to do it all the time. So you were pretty good at what you did? Yes. I've taken a lot o cars. Reporter: So steve is going to spill the beans on what thieves know, that we don't. Starting with the biggest question. How do they choose which car to steal? You're basically shopping. Yeah, that's the plan. Reporter: In tv shows like the sopranos, the bad guy always steals the most expensive cars. In eastern europe you can sell this far for 120,000. Reporter: But the top two most stolen cars in 2012, honda civics and accords, going all THE WAY BACK TO THE '90s MODELS. We set up this garage in l.A. For him to demonstrate how it's done. Car number one has a barely open window. A window that has enough room for me to stick my fingers in i can get out of its track rocking back and forth and pull hard enough to get my arm in there and unlock it. Reporter: Bingo, in less than ten seconds. Now for car number two. I'm going to use my tow truck lockout kit. Reporter: A few pumps of air. Stick is right down to the lock. Now I'm in. Reporter: And he's inside car number two in less than a minute. And you would start up a car, and you would drive off with this stolen car. What was that feeling like? Unfortunately, at the time, it was a success. Reporter: And debra roberts reporting for us tonight. And you can watch her full report on tonight's special 20/20, true confessions, at 10:00 eastern.

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