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Owners of 'high value' cars alerted by police after thieves use electronic device to steal BMW M6 in Bourne




The theft of what police have described as a "high value, keyless" car in Bourne has led them to warn owners to take security measures.

A dark grey BMW M6 Grand Coupe was stolen from Poppy Place, near South Road, Bourne overnight on Wednesday.

Police believe that thieves used an electronic device to "mirror" the signal of the keyless car fob in order to get inside the vehicle.

The team from Lincolnshire Police. Photo by Inspector Ian Martin.
The team from Lincolnshire Police. Photo by Inspector Ian Martin.

Inspector Ian Martin, community policing inspector for Bourne, said: "The owners of the vehicles still have the key in their possession but it looks as though a set of electronics have been used to capture the signal that is sent from the key to the car to gain access.

"The offenders then press the start button in the car and drive away.

Inspector Ian Martin, community policing inspector for in Bourne and the Deepings. Photo by Lee Hellwing. (6452798)
Inspector Ian Martin, community policing inspector for in Bourne and the Deepings. Photo by Lee Hellwing. (6452798)

"We share intelligence across the regions and I am currently in contact with a number of other forces to try and gain as much information as we can in order to locate the vehicle and, hopefully, return it to the rightful owner.

"In the meantime, we would advise owners of keyless cars to buy a Faraday bag which acts as a key signal shield to help protect owners from having their cars stolen."

Bourne Police Station. Photo by Oliver Wilson. (6452553)
Bourne Police Station. Photo by Oliver Wilson. (6452553)

Anyone with information should call Bourne Police Station on 101, quoting incident number of 62 of January 9.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111



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