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Appeal after keyless car theft in Lurgan

Police are appealing for information following a report of a vehicle theft that occurred at the Kiln Vale area of Lurgan on Saturday morning.

Sometime between 2am and 10am, it was reported that entry was gained to a black Ford Kuga that was parked in the area.

The vehicle was later located not too far away from the area. Both interior and exterior damage was reported to the vehicle.

Another vehicle, a red Vauxhall Astra that was also parked in the area, is believed to have been unlocked without the knowledge of the owner sometime between midnight and shortly before 1pm on Saturday, October 15.

In both cases, the keys of the two vehicles were inside their respective properties.

Inspector Gary McCullough said: “Our enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone with any information or who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 576 15/10/22.

“Car owners should take the same precautions as they do with their home security, cars are extremely expensive and where possible keep your car in a garage and lock driveway gates.

“Use physical car locks such as steering column locks and chains, as well as keeping all car keys (including spares) away from exterior doors and walls. Motorists are also advised to use a blocking pouch also called a Faraday pouch (lined with metallic material) to help block the wireless signal from your key fob.”

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