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Update :Theft of Motor Vehicles - Braunston, Flore and Kilsby

Dear Resident


Over recent weeks Northamptonshire Police has received reports of cars being stolen in the areas of Flore, Braunston and Kilsby.

These vehicles have been cars with keyless entry, with Range Rover and Land Rover vehicles stolen.

3 persons connected to these thefts have been arrested and the investigation is still ongoing. 


Northamptonshire Police is repeating its crime prevention advice to car owners to help them protect their vehicles.

Reports from people who have had their keyless entry cars stolen, usually overnight and often with the key fob still in their possession.

It’s likely offenders are using a ‘relay attack’ method, where the signal from the key inside a property is amplified to make the car think the fob is with the vehicle so it can be driven away.

We would be encouraging anyone with a car that can be entered and started without using a key in the ignition, to review and improve their security measures.

The simplest and most effective way to reduce the risk of keyless car theft is to store your vehicle’s key fob in a faraday pouch, which prevents would-be thieves from using relay attack on the fob to steal the car.”

Advice for reducing the risk of keyless car theft:

  • Always keep the fobs for keyless entry cars in a faraday pouch overnight – the Defender Signal Blocker - RFID Faraday Pouch is a police-approved product and costs around £6 for two
  • Store the pouch and all house keys well away from your front door
  • Review physical security measures, including using a steering lock on the vehicle
  • Consider installing home CCTV and/or a smart doorbell
  • If you can, park your car in a secure garage, or a behind a secure gate if you park your car on a driveway
  • Make sure your car is parked under good lighting – this means potential offenders can be easily seen, increasing the chances of putting them off trying to steal your car, and of them being caught if they do
  • Any suspicious activity which may relate to keyless vehicle thefts should be reported by calling Northamptonshire Police on 101. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress or life could be at risk.

    If you’d like advice on preventing vehicle theft, please email crimeprevention@northants.police.uk

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    Tara Cooksammy
    (Northamptonshire Police, PCSO, ND4 Daventry South)

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