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Appeal for witnesses - Theft of vehicle

Alert message sent 01/04/2020 12:44:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following the theft of a vehicle and attempted theft of another within the Chavey Down area.
Between 3.00am and 04.00am  on Monday 30 March two individuals were recorded on a residents Doorbell CCTV attempting to gain entry to his motor car parked on his driveway in Woolford Close. Both individuals were dressed in hooded tops that concealed a clear view of their faces.
Then at 03.45hrs a resident on Chavey Down Road heard their blue BMW car been driven off their driveway and on running outside saw a hooded individual who immediately ran away. The victim then found that their second car also on the driveway had been broken into and property stolen from within. Some of these items were located where the hooded individual had been seen.
Both of the targeted cars had keyless entry/ ignition systems, so it is likely that the offenders were utilising electronic scanner devices in an attempt to detect the signal that the ignition fob of such systems constantly transmits.
If you drive a vehicle with this type of electronic key, to prevent a thief from scanning and utilising your keys electric signal you should always keep your fob as far from the front door as possible, taking them upstairs at night. Preferably put keys in a metal tin or specific “Faraday” security bag to prevent their signal been transmitted.
Officers would like to hear from anyone in the area who may have witnessed the offences or seen anything suspicious.
If you have any information relating to this case please call 101 quoting reference 43200100694, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.
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Jon Morris (Police, Administrator, Bracknell)

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