Watch Car Thieves Steal a Tesla Model S in Under 30 Seconds Using a Relay Device

The Drive | 8/22/2019 | Staff
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A duo of high-tech car thieves managed to steal a Tesla Model S with the help of a relay device and key jamming technology. According to The Daily Mail, the theft occurred in a quiet London neighborhood while the vehicle owners slept, and it amazingly took less than 30 seconds to complete the heist.

Surveillance footage captured by the homeowner's doorbell camera, first spots an individual wearing a hoodie making his way into the driveway via an unlocked front gate. Shortly thereafter, a second individual follows suit and proceeds to open a larger set of gates directly behind the parked Tesla. Meanwhile, the first individual, who has a backpack strapped to his chest, raises his arms and walks closer to the house as if looking for something or "scanning" through the walls. According to the outlet, the thief is actually carrying the relay device inside his backpack and is holding sensors in his hands, which is why he slowly combs the exterior walls until they sense the wireless key's signal and relay it to the car.

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