Car theft ‘relay’ devices seized in Birmingham

Relay device captured by West Midlands Police

Police have seized car theft "relay" devices in what they believe is a first for a UK force.

It comes after CCTV footage issued last month showed thieves in Solihull using a device - that tricks a car into thinking the key is present - to steal a Mercedes in less than a minute.

West Midlands Police said equipment, not thought to be used in the theft, was recovered from a car.

 

To read more:

BBC new article:  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-42370086

West Midland Police news release: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/news/4691/first-west-midlands-police-pursuit-ends-seizure-hi-tech-car-crime-gadgets