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.


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