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Several high-end SUVs reported stolen from Oakville driveways

Halton police are investigating after several high-end SUVs were stolen from homes in Oakville.
Halton police are investigating after several high-end SUVs were stolen from homes in Oakville. Halton Regional Police / File / Twitter

Halton Regional Police are looking for suspects after six high-end SUVs have been stolen from residential driveways in Oakville.

Investigators say thieves targeted Lexus RX350 and GX460, and Toyota 4Runner.

The stolen SUVs were taken between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., over the past three nights.

Police say the majority of the thefts are committed utilizing a so-called relay device to bypass the vehicle’s security systems and may be accessing the signal transmitted by the vehicle’s key fobs.

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Police are encouraging motorists to take precautions, including putting keys inside a radio frequency shielding bag to block cellphone signals.

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Tips to prevent vehicle theft:
-Park your vehicle within a locked/secure garage as the majority of the vehicles are stolen from residential driveways
-If a garage is not accessible, park another vehicle behind it in the driveway to act as a physical barrier to its removal
-Lock the data port in your vehicle using a simple device that can be purchased online which blocks access through which thieves are able to reprogram the vehicle’s keys
-Invest in an aftermarket global positioning system (GPS) tracker or have one installed by the dealer, as it may assist in recovery of the vehicle if it is stolen
-Ensure your unattended vehicle(s) are locked and secure
-Never leave spare keys in your vehicle
-Never leave spare keys outside of your residence
-When not in use, place vehicle keys inside a radio frequency shielding bag/pouch to block cell signals
-Equip your vehicle with an anti-theft alarm
-Use other devices to deter thefts (e.g. steering wheel locking device)
-Consider purchasing a quality video surveillance system for your residence and ensure your cameras are properly placed and functioning for 24-hour use.

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