What you’re looking at above is newly released security footage that shows a Mercedes-Benz C-Class being stolen in the British town of Solihull. The two perpetrators approach the car with two relay boxes, and these little devices are reportedly able to receive the signals from a keyless remote through walls, doors, and even windows. Once the signal is captured, it’s automatically transmitted through to a second box being held near the car, thus opening its doors. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The C-Class has yet to be recovered, despite the entire crime being captured on film. Understandably, many vehicle owners have become concerned about the security of keyless fobs in the wake of the theft. Consequently, experts at Thatcham Research have suggested that concerned drivers should contact their dealer for information about how to prevent such crimes,” reports Car Scoops.