CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s the newest goal for automobile thieves. It’s not a Chevy or Jeep. It’s a tool. It doesn’t appear like a lot, however for crooks, it’s the important thing to shortly getting behind the wheel of as many vehicles as they need.
As CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reported, police have now issued a warning.
Robbers are concentrating on locksmiths and their fob programmers. Detectives issued an alert about two incidents and one other one which occurred simply 5 days in the past.
“He was scared. He was afraid, not figuring out when you’re going to dwell in a state of affairs like that.”
Michael Payton talked about how a cellular locksmith was feeling after he was held at gunpoint close to thirty eighth and Wabash 5 days in the past. Payton stated the locksmith advised him one thing unusual.
“Somebody known as and stated their keys had been locked contained in the automobile and when he received there, they pulled out weapons and took no matter property, tools he had within the automobile,” Payton stated.
The locksmith was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight. The theft is much like two others involving cellular locksmiths. Police stated in every case, the victims had been responding to requests to reprogram automobile keys.
After they arrived, they had been surrounded by two to 4 armed males, then their automobile reprogramming units and key fobs had been taken.
Space 2 detectives put out an alert about two different incidents in Washington Heights and Auburn Gresham on Oct. 4 and Oct. 25. Each occurred in the course of the day.
An worker at Curtis Key & Lock Service in Grand Crossing confirmed how the important thing programmer works. It’s not tough to make a brand new key fob.
The proprietor of Curtis Key & Lock Service stated for security causes, when vehicles want new fobs they’ve them towed to their enterprise.