GREENBURGH, N.Y. Following a string of car thefts in neighboring villages, the Greenburgh Police Department has issued a crime prevention alert, cautioning residents to be safe when not around their vehicles.
In mid-December, three high-end cars were stolen from the driveway of a Dobbs Ferry residence. A similar crime happened in Irvington. While no car thefts have occurred in Greenburgh so far, police are giving residents a warning about the nearby crimes.
Police believe that the perpetrators might be using a device that can connect with and hack into a car's electronic key if it has been left in the vehicle. This allows them to acquire remote access and control the vehicle.
"It's more of a preventative measure here," said Greenburgh Police Lieutenant Brian Ryan, commanding officer of the special investigations unit. "If you have these electronic keys in your car, it is imperative to lock your vehicle and bring your keys with you, regardless of the time you will be leaving your vehicle unattended. Keep your doors locked."
Police are encouraging residents to report any suspicious activity by calling 914-682-5300. Residents are instructed to not confront someone who is seemingly suspicious, but to, instead, contact the police department.
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