Thieves target cars with keyless technology

More than 100,000 vehicles stolen last year

Mark Moran
12 August 2022
Edmund King places his car keys in a metal box and then places the box in the microwave
Edmund King places his car keys in a metal box and then places the box in the microwave

 

There were 101,198 vehicles stolen in England and Wales last year, according to Home Office data.

Car theft has soared since lockdown lifted, with data from the Metropolitan police showing a 16% rise in the year to June 2022.

The most recent crime wave has highlighted that criminals are targeting cars with keyless technology. Most cars that offer keyless entry are in the luxury market, which makes it attractive for thieves to get on top of the technology. Lexus, Land Rover and Mercedes use...

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