We are advising owners of key-less entry vehicles, especially Ford cars parking at or near Whittlesford train station to take extra security with their vehicles as a matter of urgency. Three vehicles of this type have been stolen in the past fortnight.
‘Car Hacking’ is a growing phenomenon and has been reported for some time in the national press (see links below). Thieves use specialist but widely available equipment to exploit gaps in the electronic security and steal the car without ever having the original keys.
Chief Inspector James Sutherland said: “This is something of a throw-back to the bad old days of cars being hotwired. We strongly urge key-less car owners to buy good quality steering wheel locks, especially if they are leaving their vehicles in station car parks.”