Whilst the owner was in her home with the keys on the kitchen table, she watched her Mercedes being stolen from her driveway. The Mercedes had the latest security devices including a keyless entry.
The thieves were able to gain entry to the car, start the engine and drive off in seconds; by using a laptop to decode the security devices .iI all happened meters away from the lady owner who was just inside of her home.
Another Mercedes and a range rover was stolen the same week in the same area.
The vehicles are driven and parked in metal containers which disables the tracking devices.
A security bollard in all probability would have deterred the thieves from stealing the car as it uses a manual locking system which requires time to open the lock creati8ng a much greater risk to them of being caught as they knew they were on CCTV. For a small price the loss of the vehicle with the trauma of not feeling safe in their own homes also the financial loss and inconvenience to a replacement vehicle. Either the car found and returned after Police forensics which is unlikely as the car may be out of the country or hidden in a steel container avoiding tracking and detection.
Reported in the Daily Mail 18th April 2017