The latest method of car theft is to literally steal the expensive ones from under peoples’ noses by taking the keys. Police have urged members of the public to be on guard and take extra security steps to protect them. The ‘M.O.’ is to burgle a premises – usually through an open access point, which is very common in the summer heat – nab the keys and simply drive off. Among the makes stolen have been a BMW X5, a BMW 320, a Mercedes E320 and a Ford Focus. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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