Residents in Sunderland Urged to Remain Cautious After Car Break-In Attempt

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Residents in Sunderland Urged to Remain Cautious After Car Break-In Attempt

Residents in the Fulwell area of Sunderland are being urged to remain vigilant following an attempted car break-in. The incident occurred on Sunday morning when a man was caught on camera attempting to gain access to vehicles.

According to reports on social media, the man was seen trying to open car doors in various locations. One resident from the Seaburn Dene area shared their experience, stating, “Our car was broken into at around 4:50 am this morning on Lunedale Avenue. Despite being locked with a keyless fob, the intruder managed to gain entry without causing any damage. We encourage everyone to check their cars as a precaution.”

Another resident from Grizedale Court reported a similar incident at 4:30 am. It appears that the same individual targeted multiple vehicles throughout the estate.

Security footage captured the suspect attempting car doors in Grange View at 5:10 am.

Authorities regularly advise the public to take precautions, including using Faraday pouches also known as Faraday bags or signal-blocking pouches, which are protective cases designed to block electromagnetic signals. They are commonly used to prevent unauthorised access to keyless entry systems and contactless payment cards.

Here’s how they work:

Blocking Signals: Faraday pouches are made of conductive materials that create a shield, blocking radio frequency (RF) signals. When you place your key fob or contactless card inside the pouch, it prevents external devices from communicating with them.

Car Security: For car owners with keyless entry systems, using a Faraday pouch can help prevent car theft. Thieves often use relay attacks to amplify the signal from your key fob, allowing them to unlock and start your car remotely. Keeping your key fob in a Faraday pouch when not in use ensures that the signal remains blocked.

Anyone who recognises the man in the photo is urged to contact Northumbria Police at 101 or Crimestoppers at 0800 555

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