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28th October 2020 Issue no. 531
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Car hacking technology 'fueling motor thefts' in London after years of decline
By Dominic Gover
Electronic gadgets capable of hacking into a car's security systems are enabling thieves to steal thousands of cars with the minimum of effort. Sky News reported that half of all car thefts in London last year were carried out without resorting to force, such as smashing a window or intimidating the owner.
Experts warned the problem is deepening, with 21,000 cars stolen in London last year. It means the trend could pick up after years of declining motor thefts.
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