Thieves steal sports car from Somerset dealership using hacking device

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A SPORTS car was stolen from a dealership in Somerset after thieves used a hacking device to bypass its security systems.

The maroon-coloured BMW M6, worth £16,000, was taken at between 8pm and 10pm on February 14 from Coopers Cars on Bristol Road in East Brent, near Burnham-On-Sea.

CCTV footage shows the thieves using an amplified hacking signal device to bypass the BMW’s security system and steal the car in less than a minute.

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Tony Cooper, owner of Coopers Cars, commented: ‘We had a stunning BMW M6 stolen this month. Our CCTV footage shows the people arriving in a “cloned” Renault Megane, remotely unlocking the BMW and driving away in it. It left me speechless, as the car was made to loom so easily.

‘The car did attend the Queen Square Breakfast Club in Bristol the previous Sunday and had a small “for sale” sign in the window. This must have been where the car’s electronics were cloned.’

A spokesman from Avon and Somerset Police said: ‘Our enquiries into the incident are continuing. Anyone who saw anyone in the area acting suspiciously is asked to call us on 101, quoting reference 5218034617.’

Car Dealer Magazine has contacted Coopers Cars for comment.

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