chop-shop

chop-shop

n. a place where stolen cars are cut or broken up into car parts for resale. The state is cracking down on these chop-shops.
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Chop-shop gangs are so called because those involved chop up stolen cars and sell on the parts.
This fun-house aesthetic is augmented by the structure's individual parts, each coated in a different hue--pink, green, gray, black--to simultaneously suggest chop-shop workmanship and Ellsworth Kelly's monochromatic shaped canvases.
Department of Justice (DOJ) assess the effectiveness of the parts marking by 1997, and, if parts marking was found to inhibit chop-shop operations and deter motor vehicle theft, extend parts marking to all remaining vehicle lines by December 1997.
Officers felt that labels provide the greatest deterrent with chop-shop operators because operators usually will not purchase parts with missing labels or without proper paperwork.
PHOTO Detective Kenneth Belt points to Harley-Davidsons found in a chop-shop raid in Pacoima on Saturday.
As offshoots of stolen vehicle investigations, RATT detectives have arrested a number of gun runners, drug dealers, and chop-shop operators.
Indeed, in 1994, RATT detectives even became chop-shop operators.
By promoting the right to life for all human beings in our state, we intend to drive out Planned Parenthood's abortion chop-shops.
The team's investigative mission focuses on locating chop-shops - usually housed in garages or repair shops - that specialize in stripping vehicles and selling their parts.