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Superintendent issues warning over car thefts

Keyless entry is a area of concern

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 11:39am 30th January 2020. 2-minute read.

Superintendent issues warning over car thefts

People in Aylesbury Vale are being asked to protect themselves against car theft. 

It comes after two thefts and four attempts since last Friday alone of keyless-entry vehicles.

There have been several more in the last few months.

Superintendent Mike Loebenberg has issued a warning to people to help prevent their cars being targeted.

"We have seen an increase over recent months in the theft, through burglary, of high powered vehicles. 

"It's really important that people do keep their car keys, particularly keyless entry systems, away from front doors and not easily accessible."

Keyless entry systems are where the car will open if the keys are within a set distance. 

This can result in a higher risk of theft, depending on the distance owners keep their keys from the car when they are not driving. 

Mike wants these people to use precautions:

"If at all possible, if you have keyless entry, keep them in a faraday bag.

"It's a bag that will prevent the keys from communicating with the car. They prevent what is call relay theft. 

"Those bags are really easy to get hold of online, and are around £5 each. They absolutely will stop the type of theft from taking place."

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