14:29 05 December 2016
Police have warned against thieves who are using radio jammers to steal from cars parked at motorway service stations.
Thames Valley Police said that the thieves use transmitters to interrupt signals from remote keys so car owners are unable to lock their vehicles properly. They have confirmed 14 theft cases with “no obvious sign of a break-in.” The thefts took place at Chieveley, Reading and Membury services on the M4 in Berkshire in November.
Remote keys transmit signal via radio waves from the fob of the car. This can be overpowered from the owner’s key allowing jammers to interfere with the communication.
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