We are appealing for witnesses, dashcam or doorbell footage following a report that a black Land Rover has been stolen from the driveway of a property in Fenton Drive, Carlby, just south of Bourne.
The theft is believed to have taken place at some point between 8pm last night (Wednesday 22 November) and 6.30am this morning.
The car was stolen without the keys, also known as 'relay theft', which is where a device is used to fool the car into thinking the key is close by, which unlocks the car and starts the ignition. It is the latest in a number of similar offences. While we are keeping an open mind about the circumstances and people responsible, but we are considering whether the incidents are linked.
We are asking for anyone who might have been driving in that area last night and the early hours of this morning to check any dashcam and see if it captured a black Land Rover. The licence plate is FE15 NKZ, but we believe this may have been swapped.
If you can help, please contact DC Matt Trayling on [email protected] quoting incident 43 of 23 November.
Cars with keyless entry unlock automatically when the key comes within a short distance of the car. This can be from inside a pocket or bag. If you have to push a button on your car key to open your car, you don't have keyless entry.
Thieves only need to be within a few metres of your car key to capture the signal, even if it’s inside your home. This means that even if your car and home are secure, thieves can still unlock, start and steal your car.
How to protect your keyless entry car:
When at home keep your car key (and the spare) well away from the car.
Put the keys in a screened or signal-blocking pouch, such as a Faraday Bag.
Reprogramme your keys if you buy a second-hand car.
Turn off wireless signals on your fob when it's not being used.