SOPHISTICATED burglars intercepted the signal from a car key to unlock a Mercedes. 

It happened between midnight and 8.15am on Friday morning.

Thieves waited by the front door of Edward Road in Kennington, close to the car key, and then used a device and a laptop to hack the sensor and get into the car – key free.

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They managed to make a getaway in the grey car but it was later found abandoned in Cow Lane by a member of the public.

Anybody with information should call police on 101, quoting the reference 43200208673.

Tips from police:

  • Store keys away from doors and windows
  • Use a radio frequency identification (RFiD) blocking pouch for keyless entry vehicles
  • Use a steering lock
  • Park to resist access to the car
  • Remove all valuables