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16th October 2019 Issue no. 479
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Dig out your steering locks, drivers urged, as car thieves get high-tech
by Martin Beckford, Mail On Sunday
Police are urging motorists to search out their old-fashioned crook locks after modern car security systems have become an easy target for thieves.
Organised gangs who steal luxury models to order are thought to be behind an increase in car thefts, having mastered how to get around high-tech security devices. They can trick the 'keyless' ignition systems found in top-end cars with blank microchips that can be reprogrammed to start the engine. Others use 'jammers' to stop cars locking when drivers press their remote keys after parking.
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