Keyless car and van theft

Alert message sent 17/02/2019 08:46:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


Dear Resident,

We are warning owners of cars with keyless entry systems to be vigilant after a rise in the number of thefts of these vehicles in the Macclesfield area. Keep an eye out for suspicious activity and report anything unusual to the police on 101.


If you have a keyless entry car or van, think about how you store your key at home. Keeping your fob out of sight is not enough – thieves only need to get near to the key to amplify the signal. Keep both sets of keys in a container or pouch which blocks the signal from the fob.
 
To help keep your vehicle safe follow our top tips:
 
  • Switch your fob off at night
  • Store your fob out of sight and in a faraday bag
  • Update your car's software
  • Consider fitting a tracker
  
Many thanks
 
Matt
PCSO Matthew Steele
 
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Matthew Steele (Police, PCSO, Crewe LPU Congleton PCSO)

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