Mark Saunders, Surrey Police Crime Prevention Design Advisor, writes to inform that,
“On Wednesday 8th October two BMW’s were stolen and two damaged overnight in West End. The two stolen BMW’s went missing even though the owners were sure they were locked and all keys accounted for. The damaged vehicles had their locks on the doors drilled and removed so this was probably an attempt to steal them as well.
The registrations of the stolen vehicles are, S3 USE and YD10 BZL
If you see these vehicles please call us on 101 to report.
If you are a BMW owner please try to secure your vehicle as best as possible:
- When using remote locking, ensure the car has actually locked by checking a door.
- Be careful with your keys and who you give them to (e.g. valet parking). There is a risk that they could be cloned.
- Wherever possible park your car in a locked garage, behind another vehicle in order to block it in and under the cover of CCTV cameras.
- We recommend servicing your BMW at dealerships capable of providing software updates (e.g. authorised BMW Dealerships) on a regular basis to give the opportunity of further enhancing theft protection against key cloning.