Video: Range Rover vehicle gets stolen in broad daylight in Brampton

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Published December 19, 2022 at 3:08 pm

Police are investigating after car thieves were caught on camera stealing a Range Rover out of a Brampton driveway.

The incident happened around 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning. A Brampton resident living in the area of Chinguacousy Rd. and Williams Pkwy. says they went to start their Range Rover and discovered the vehicle was missing from their driveway.

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And while the SUV was gone, surveillance cameras caught the thieves on video.

Footage of the incident shared with Insauga shows a person standing at the rear of a white Range Rover parked in the driveway. The individual opens a passenger side door of the vehicle and, moments later, another person can be seen approaching the Range Rover from a black pick-up truck parked down the block.

The person then walks up to the driver side door of the SUV and enters the vehicle. In the next clip, the Range Rover is gone. The owner has reported the theft to Peel Regional Police, and says investigators are looking into the theft.

Police have been warning the public about car thieves using technology to gain access to vehicles, including “relay thefts,” when thieves are able to use equipment “to boost and exploit” the signals of a vehicle’s key fob.

Residents can help protect their vehicles by taking any of the following crime prevention measures:

  • Ensure your vehicle keys are kept well away from doors and windows
  • Use a signal blocking pouch/box – they can block your key fob from transmitting its code to the vehicle as the pouch is lined with layers or metallic material
  • Turn off the keyless fob wireless signal at night (refer to your car manual for instructions)
  • Use a steering wheel lock or car alarm – this could add a significantly delay or be a deterrent for thieves
  • Consider a secondary audible car alarm – which works by using sensors placed in different points of your vehicle
  • Park in the garage (if possible)
  • Insert a car tracker – unusual activity is monitored, and car can be tracked using GPS if stolen
  • Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the key
  • If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle
  • Park other vehicles behind your high-value vehicle to act as a deterrent to thieves
  • Install an aftermarket anti-theft device in your vehicle in a location not easily visible
  • Install a third-party GPS tracking device in the vehicle
  • Keep your vehicle key fobs in a Faraday Box
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running

Anyone who was in the area of Chinguacousy Rd. and Williams Pkwy. around 8:00 a.m., or who may have video or dashcam footage of the incident, can contact the Peel Regional Police at 905-453-2121. You can also contact Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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