Local Crime Update for 24 hours ending 31.1.21.

NB : Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify or provide information that can easily identify individuals. In such cases, part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Uppingham 

Aggravated residential burglary, Newtown Crescent, between 7.55pm and 8.5pm 30.1.21 (Sat).  Elderly couple at home when two males enter home.  Elderly male held causing slight injuries whilst second male searches rooms upstairs.  Both men then left, it is not known if anything stolen.  One Suspect: male, believed late 20’s, white, wearing a distinctive black hooded jacket with gold writing and a diagonal stripe.

If anyone saw anyone answering this description at the time and place stated, or knows anyone who wears such a jacket, please contact Oakham Police (tel 101) leaving your information for DC Louise Osborne quoting Cr Ref 21*063693.

 

Do you have a keyless high-quality car?

How much is it worth to you?   Below is how they are stolen by organised gangs.  Do your best to protect your property.   You will see more than one system is required.  This buys you time.  Do not simply rely on a fitted Tracker system, this signal can be jammed to prevent ‘tracking’.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Keyless Entry Car Theft Prevention

To prevent keyless car theft, check your car’s manual to see if you can turn the key off while you’re not using it. This will prevent thieves from using its signal to get into your car. If you can’t turn off your key, consider buying a key signal blocking case, which prevents thieves from amplifying its signal while you’re out of the house.

Sometimes called a Faraday bag (not expensive Amazon, Halfords) which shields your digital entry/locking device. This blocks the signal from the thieves’ ‘relay’ device.  Don’t keep this in an obvious place near the front door.

Double up with an ‘old style’ steering wheel lock.

 

Peterborough Police

@PboroCops

  • 27 Jan

Two men behind the theft of more than £1million worth of keyless-entry cars across the UK have been jailed for more than four years. Juozas Baltors (left) and Darius Lukauskas (right) were found guilty of conspiracy to steal vehicles.

The pair conspired to steal 26 keyless-entry vehicles from 10 counties across England, before having them delivered to a ‘chop-shop’ in Peterborough where the vehicles were dismantled and thought to have been shipped out of the county.

During the early hours of the morning, and using sophisticated ‘relay’ equipment, they would scan and obtain victims’ vehicle key frequencies from inside their homes which enabled them to then start up the vehicles and drive them away.

PC Jeremy Turner, from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Acquisitive Crime Team, said: “Members of organised crime groups deliver stolen vehicles to ‘chop shops’, often concealing the vehicle’s identity initially using cloned number plates and blocking tracker signals using ‘jamming’ devices which stop the vehicle’s location from being emitted. The valuable vehicle parts are then loaded onto lorries and exported out of the country.”

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