Keyless Car Theft & Vehicle Interference – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between 23.45hrs on Thursday 4 March and 0730hrs on Friday 5 March 2021 offenders have stolen a white BMW Series 1 motor vehicle from a private drive at a property in Windy Arbour, Kenilworth. The motor vehicle was stolen without the keys suggesting this was a “keyless entry” car theft.

Owners of cars fitted with keyless entry are reminded and advised to place their vehicle keys in a “Faraday Cage” or “Faraday Pouch” to prevent such thieves from making contact with the signal that is emitted from the vehicle’s keys and which can enable the thieves to gain entry and steal the vehicle. (see further information at the base of this alert)

This is incident 75 of 5 March 2021

Please be aware that between 1400hrs and 1630hrs on Saturday 6 March 2021 offenders have smashed the nearside window of a purple Peugeot 107 motor vehicle that was parked at Rouncil Lane, Kenilworth. It is unclear at this stage what if anything has been taken from the vehicle.

This is incident 241 of 6 March 2021

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information related to either of these incidents then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Owners of motor vehicles that have keyless entry and ignition systems are advised to place their keys in a signal blocking  ‘Faraday Cage’ (a metal container that prevents the signal and key being contacted by a device that thieves can use to steal keyless entry vehicles). An example is shown above (cost approx £20). Faraday pouches are also available (cost approx £8) shown below.


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