Vehicle Thefts – Kenilworth

TWO VEHICLES HAVE BEEN STOLEN IN THE LAST 36 HOURS FROM ADDRESSES IN KENILWORTH.

Between 12 midday and 12.15hrs on Wednesday 1 September 2021 offenders have stolen a Black Range Rover Sport motor vehicle that was parked on a private drive at Best Avenue, Kenilworth. The car was stolen without the keys indicating that this was potentially a “Keyless Entry” type theft. The stolen vehicle made off along Dalehouse Lane in the direction of Albion Street/Common Lane.

This is incident 235 of 1 September 2021

Between 22.30hrs on Wednesday 1 September and 0800hrs on Thursday 2 September 2021 offenders have stolen a Ford Transit motor vehicle that was parked on a private drive at Windy Arbour, Kenilworth. The vehicle was stolen without the keys indicating that this was potentially a “Keyless Entry” type theft.

This is incident 64 of 2 September 2021

These latest two incidents remind us that with more and more vehicles having keyless entry systems criminals are using technology to intercept the signal from keys inside a home and use the signal to fool the vehicle into unlocking itself and enabling criminals to start up and steal the vehicle.

We strongly advise owners of vehicles that have keyless car systems to follow the following two steps to significantly reduce the likelihood of having their car stolen:

Store your car keys in a faraday cage or pouch that prevents the key’s signal being intercepted. These are available online or at motorists stores.

We recommend this type of Faraday storage device:

Kolaura Signal Blocker – Car Key Signal Blocker Faraday Box with Car Security Key Pouch

Buy a visible and robust steering locking device – this acts as a real deterrent as the criminals just won’t bother because of the difficulty and time needed to try and force it off. Steering Locks are available online or at motorists stores.

We recommend this type of Steering Locking device:

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information about either of these incidents then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111

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