South Ribble police have reported that two men were seen trying to break into cars in the Moss Side area of Leyland.Advertisement
The police believe that they were using a relay device.
This involves one person standing next to a vehicle, using a device to relay a signal to a second person who is standing as close to your property as possible with a second device.
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The person at the house will search for a signal from the vehicle keys and the signal is sent to the person at the vehicle, giving the person access as if they had the key meaning they can then switch the vehicle on and drive away.
Police are recommending particularly for people with keyless entry cars, to use a Faraday bag to keep their keys in, as this will stop the signal being transmitted from the keys.
Also, if possible park your car in a garage or ensure the vehicle is blocked by another vehicle or gate.
They are also asking for people who have CCTV to come forward to identify suspects, and if you have CCTV please make sure that it is switched on and recording at all times.
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Officers will be in the area today (Tuesday 16 March) and this evening in order to deter any further incidents from occurring.
If you have any further information or have been a victim of this type of incident and have not reported this yet, you can get in touch with the police via 101 or our website.
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