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Car thieves misuse tracking devices

Canadian police reveal how cars are being targeted and followed

Mark Moran
17 January 2022
 

An electronic device designed be stuck on items to help people keep track of belongings has emerged as the latest tool of car thieves in Canada.

Police in York, Ontario, have recorded at least five incidents where domestic tracking devices have been used to follow the location of people’s cars.

The trackers are intended to be attached to items like keys, backpacks and purses. The small circular transmitters are connected via Bluetooth to a compatible phone, tablet or third-party device,...

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