Keyless entry Car Theft

Published: 09 November 2019

Keyless entry Car Theft

One criminal then stands by the car with the transmitter, while a second holds the amplifier near the house the car is parked outside.

If the car’s fob is close enough, the amplifier will detect its signal - through doors, walls and windows - amplify it, and send it to the accomplice’s transmitter.

The transmitter then becomes the key, ‘tricking’ the car into thinking the real key is nearby.

The thieves are able to open the car, push the start button and drive away. Vehicles can be taken in under a minute one minute.

When not in use, keep your electronic car key in a security pouch to prevent it being scanned by thieves to open and steal your car nearby.

Kind regards

Jon Turtle

Jon Turtle | Sergeant 9722

Community Safety Unit | Tonbridge & Malling | Kent Police

Internal 02-2238 | External 101 Ext 02-2238

Email 9722@kent.pnn.police.uk