As autoridades britânicas divulgaram o que acreditam ser as primeiras imagens captadas em vídeo de um novo tipo de roubo de carros, em que os ladrões levam o veículo sem precisar sequer da chave.

Relay video

WATCH: We have released what is believed to be the first footage of a ‘relay crime’ in the West Midlands that allows thieves to drive off in vehicles without needing to even see the owner’s keys.The video shows two men pulling up outside the victim’s house, both carrying relay boxes. The devices are capable of receiving signals through walls, doors and windows, but not metal.In the footage, one of the men can be seen waving a relay box in front of the property.The box receives a signal from the key inside and transmits it to the second box next to the car.The car’s systems are then tricked into thinking that the key is present and so it is unlocked.The thieves then drive off, with the whole crime taking just one minute.The #Mercedes has not been recovered following the theft, which happened in the #Elmdon area of #Solihull overnight on 24 September.To protect against this type of theft, owners can use an additional tested and Thatcham-approved steering lock to cover the entire steering wheel.We also recommend Thatcham-approved tracking solutions fitted to the vehicle.It is always worth speaking to your main dealer, to ensure that your car has had all the latest software updates and talk through security concerns with them.More here:

Posted by West Midlands Police on Sunday, 26 November 2017


Captadas por câmara de segurança, as imagens mostram dois homens de fatos-macaco brancos e cara tapada a sairem de um carro que estaciona junto a uma casa. Com uma caixa de transmissão, captam o sinal da chave do Mercedes do dono da casa, que depois transferem para uma segunda caixa junto ao veículo. Em segundos, a viatura tem as portas abertas.

O episódio foi gravado por volta das 21h00 de 24 de setembro e o carro ainda não foi recuperado.

Os dispositivos usados neste novo tipo de assalto conseguem, alerta a polícia britânica, captar sinais através de paredes, portas e janelas, mas não de metal.