: Waiting for next track...

Mix96 News

Keyless-entry cars still being stolen in Aylesbury Vale

The area's police superintendent says it remains one of their biggest issues.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:47am 26th June 2020. 2-minute read.

Keyless-entry cars still being stolen in Aylesbury Vale

People with key-less entry cars in Aylesbury Vale are being targeted by thieves when they're out and about.

Police have been telling drivers to protect their keys when at home, but it seems some criminals are cloning signals elsewhere as well.

Thieves intercept the signals from keys to car.

Superintendent Mike Loebenberg says it's not just about protecting keys in a Faraday bag whilst at home:

"We are aware that some individuals are unfortunately having their keys cloned by that relay method away from the house.

"So it is really important that people utilise that Faraday bag even when they are out and about, with keys in their pocket or handbag for example."

Car Seat belt

Mostly it's high-value cars being taken, but as the technology becomes more common, all vehicles are at risk.

Mike added:

"It's also important that if you have got a vehicle that has got key-less entry you really think about utilising a secondary method to secure your vehicle as well.

"For example, a steering wheel lock or manufacturers can fit other devices to add security to the vehicle."

The Superintendent told us that sadly many vehicles are never recovered, with drivers having to claim for the loss on their insurance.

There is more advice on avoiding car thefts on the Thames Valley Police website.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Mix96