hacked into by thieves and stolen in seconds near Burnham-On-Sea
£16,000 BMW has been stolen from a car sales forecourt near
Burnham-On-Sea in less than a minute by tech-savvy thieves who managed
to bypass its security system.
Police are investigating the theft of the luxury car from Coopers
Cars in East Brent on Wednesday evening (February 14th) at 8.50pm.
thieves were caught on CCTV stealing the vehicle using an amplified
signal hacking device which can remotely open the BMW's doors. The
devices are being increasingly used by thieves across the UK to
steal high-end keyless cars.
owner Tony Cooper told Burnham-On-Sea.com says his CCTV footage
shows the thieves pull up in a car then electronically open the
BMW doors, before a person gets in and drives it off into the night.
says: "The whole thing lasted less than a minute - it was very
quick and they caused no damage to the vehicle whatsoever."
was a very well planned theft in which they remotely unlocked the
car and drove it off."
car they took is a high-end BMW M6 V10. We're a small family business
so a theft like this hits us hard."
would urge other car sales businesses and BMW owners in the area
to be aware that this has happened."
Police are asking for anyone with information about the incident
to contact them on 101.
have recently warned that car criminals are becoming more tech-savvy
than ever before.
have seen increasing use of the signal amplifiers to unlock cars
simply by approaching them with the high-tech device.
say that in some UK cities up to one in four stolen cars are now
taken using the gadgets.