‘Relay’ Car Theft Caught On Camera
These thieves are thought to be the first caught on camera using a ‘relay box’ to steal a car. They simply hold the box near the victims house, press a button and the box then contacts the car key inside which sends back the unlock signal. This is then beamed to another unit which replicates the signal and opens the car. This also then allows the thieves to start it and drive away.
Police advised people to use steering wheel locks in high risk areas.