Vehicle thefts in the Lewes areas.

Vehicles today are by and large more difficult to steal than ever, unless the thief can access your key or fob to clone them. Best to keep your keys safe, out of view when at home, and away from your front door.

Lewes Police have had a few reports recently of vehicle thefts, whereby suspects have used an electronic reading/scanning device to read and scan keys allowing them to then steal cars nearby.

Electronic devices can be used to jam the electronic signal from your key fob to lock your vehicle. Always manually check your vehicle has locked before walking away.

If unsure, lock it manually, then scan the immediate area for anyone hanging around. If a potential thief who’s watching feels they’ve been spotted, they’ll probably move off.