Audi sport seats stolen – with the cars being written off by insurers due to the £19,000 cost of replacing them
Adam McKenzie saw the broken windows as he soon as stepped out of his south London home late in January. His beloved RS4 Audi performance saloon had been broken into. But when he got closer his annoyance turned to outright amazement: working right under his bedroom window, the thieves had managed to unbolt both his front seats and squeeze them out of the smashed window.
“I was just gobsmacked. In a way I was impressed with how it had been done,” he says.
On-board diagnostics (OBD) security bypass kits, supplied with reprogramming modules and blank keys, are enabling low-intelligence thieves to steal high-end cars such as BMWs in a matter of seconds or minutes.
Due to a large spate of car thefts in the North Surrey area – Residents are being asked to stay on the lookout after a series of thefts from BMW cars in Surrey. Surrey Police has received several reports of thieves using a specialist device to pick car locks in order to steal sat navs and i-drive entertainment systems.
BMWs and other high-end cars are being stolen by criminals using a £30 tool developed by hackers to fool the onboard security systems. This tool is capable of reprogramming a blank key, and allows non-technical car thieves to steal a vehicle within a few minutes. What we recommend.