Rash of luxury car thefts hits residents of Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville

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Published October 8, 2021 at 3:18 pm

Halton Regional Police are warning residents in Burlington, Oakville and Milton to take steps to avoid having their car stolen.

Thefts of vehicles, especially higher-end vehicles, are on the rise, with police reporting seven being stolen right from residential driveways during one recent overnight period.

As vehicles rely more on keyless entry and remote starters, blackmarket technology to counter that has made stealing cars quicker and easier.

In the video shared on the @HaltonPolice Twitter account, two thieves can be seen quietly and efficiently stealing a vehicle in about a minute.

Halton police detective Omar Nadim advises protecting your expensive investment by parking in a locked garage whenever you can, installing after-market anti-theft devices and GPS trackers and using a steering-wheel immobilization device.

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