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Continuing thefts of high value keyless vehicles

Alert message sent 28/06/2022 15:19:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Thames Valley Police continue to receive reports of thefts of high value keyless vehicles in the Bracknell and Wokingham areas, with Range Rover and BMW models popular targets.

To help prevent thefts and ensure your car is not an appealing target for a thief, we are asking you to please be extra vigilant and consider your vehicle security.

• Fit a steering wheel stop lock as a physical deterrent. Some models can link to pedals and gear sticks.

• Ensure your vehicle is securely locked - electronic devices can be used to jam the electronic signal from your key fob to lock your vehicle. Always manually check your vehicle has locked before walking away. Scan the immediate area for anyone hanging around. If you feel their presence is suspicious, make a note of their description and report it on www.thamesvalley.police.uk , call 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.

• Keep your key fob safe – and away from windows and doors when at home. Turn off the fobs wireless signal (check your vehicle manual to see if this is possible or contact your vehicle manufacturer.) Use a signal-blocking pouch/case or a secure metal container to store your fob and any spare fobs.

• Look out for your neighbours when they are not home. If you see or hear anything suspicious around houses with keyless cars in your area then please let us know on www.thamesvalley.police.uk or by calling 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.

Whilst driving in the UK you are not required to have your driving documents with you, so there is no reason to leave your registration document (log-book), insurance, MOT or Driving Licence in the car. If stolen they could potentially be used to transfer ownership of your car or for identity theft.

For further information and advice, please visit www.thamesvalley.police.uk

Thank you.
Message sent by
Karen Collins (Police, Admin/Co-ordinator, Wokingham)

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