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Raleigh neighborhood perplexed after recent break-ins

Posted January 28, 2016

— Residents in a Wake County neighborhood are concerned after a string of recent vehicle break-ins.

Six cars were reportedly broken into in the Wade Park neighborhood. Officials said at least one of the six cars was stolen.

Residents who were affected by the break-ins said they locked their vehicles, and their windshields showed no signs of damage.

Brian O’Neill said he, along with his neighbors, are still perplexed.

“That was a little unnerving for all of us, and that has been the talk that’s been going around,” O’Neill said.

Neighbors told WRAL News that they believe technology is available which allows thieves to use a universal fob key. Someone operating the key can amplify the signal that overrides automatic locks and garage door openers.

Raleigh police said they haven’t confirmed the residents’ theory of how the vehicles were broken into.


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  • Laura Collins Jan 29, 2016
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    Apex and Cary too

  • Brad Carey Jan 29, 2016
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    Perplexed at how their stuff was stolen from cars that were locked and no sign of braking in through the windows.

  • Steven Cousler Jan 29, 2016
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    The tool that defeats the key fob has been available for a couple years now and its not expensive or sophisticated. You need to RFID shield your key fob to prevent its use against you.

  • Arthur Raleigh Jan 29, 2016
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    Why are they perplexed? A new neighborhood of expensive houses with expensive play things. A burglar's dream!!