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Car thieves now using coins to break into your car

08 January 2016, 13:57 Biko Rading

Nairobi - Car thieves are always trying to find new schemes of getting into your car to steal your valuables. You may have heard reports of tech devices used to break into your car, but some thieves are using a less intricate method.

There have been a rash of robberies using of all things, a coin or nickel! But one may wonder how are they using a coin to enter your car?

Whether your car is sitting in your driveway or at the parking lot as you shop, the thief slides a nickel or coin in the door handle of the passenger side.

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They follow you to wherever you are going. When you attempt to use your key for central locking it won’t work, because the passenger car door is jammed. They then will be able to get into your car and steal anything they want, including the car itself if they have the know-how.

So be sure to check the passenger car door handle before entering your car to confirm that no coin has been inserted.

Thieves have also been known to hide in the back to carjack you using this method! So it would be best to check the back seat, or even call for assistance.

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