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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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That little electronic device thieves are using to randomly unlock cars to steal their contents. I can confirm that it works on a 2008 Smart.
Someone used it to break into our Smart last night in the Houston area. Lucky for us, we had nothing inside the car and they did no damage. They also got into our 2012 Jeep and made off with some USB charging cables and an old Garmin GPS.
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Wow! I didn't know there was such a device. Now there's something else to worry about. Thanks a lot.

Thanks for the info.

Anyone know how widespread this is? As I said, it's news to me.
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Thieves defeat keyless entry to break into cars

From what the cop who took my report told me, they are seeing more and more of it.
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I'd sure like to catch someone.......
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I'd sure like to catch someone.......
The cops would be investigation a Homicide
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Only if they are aware of the disappearance of a perp!

Thief? We ain't seen no thief!

What's that over there? Chum. We're going fishing!
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Anyone remember the "MagnaVolt" security system from the original RoboCop movie?
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Anyone remember the "MagnaVolt" security system from the original RoboCop movie?
Oh yea...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w39o6eSI06Y
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Where can we get one of these? I am sure its cheaper than getting a new KEY FOB programmed at the smart center.
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I could use it on my cars I don't have remotes for, and only one unit for all the cars... sounds good to me! I'll take one.


O.K. so seriously, anybody that would break into a car deserves to be broken into themselves. We had a guy who was stealing radios out of cars when I was in Vocational school. I caught him trying to take the radio out of my Corvair. I never locked it because it was a convert and I didn't want them slashing the roof. The radio was an AM radio, what a moron. anyhow, the door slipped closed on his leg, and then he repeatedly fell down until the police arrived. we found a lot of radios in the trunk of his car. His car kind of fell apart after they took him to jail via the hospital. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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