Warning to motorists with keyless vehicles after Boston man arrested on suspicion of car theft

Man arrested in Cambridgeshire
Man arrested in Cambridgeshire

A Boston man has been arrested in Cambridgeshire in connection with recent thefts of keyless vehicles.

Officers stopped two suspects on the B1043 at Sawtry at about 1pm last Thursday.

The 28-year-old man from Boston was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

A 22-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and theft of a motor vehicle.

Both men were taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station where they have since been released under investigation.

Police are urging motorists who own keyless entry cars to take the following steps to protect their vehicles:

Place keyless vehicle keys or fobs in a metal container or signal blocker pouch to reduce signal boosters from connecting with the keys

Contact your car dealer to discuss the digital features of your car as there may be software updates you can take advantage of

Check if your keyless entry fob can be turned off

It is advised keys are kept as far away as possible from the parked car. This is because criminals are known to use signal boosters, which triggers the keys to unlock the vehicle. Keeping your keyless entry fob out of sight is not enough – thieves only need to get near to the key to amplify the signal.