Durban - Swift work from the Durban North police led to the arrest of two men who had allegedly used a remote jamming device to get into a motorists car on Thursday.
Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said the men broke into a vehicle at a shopping mall in uMhlanga and stole measuring tape, gloves, lazer, measuring device and computer tablets.
The two men aged 21 and 26 will appear in the Durban Magistrates court for theft out of motor vehicle.
According to IOL Motoring the problem of 'remote jamming', where criminals use other remotes to prevent you from locking your vehicle with your key fob, is not going to go away any time soon, and the emphasis has switched from flat denials of responsibility by both manufacturers and insurers to a dialogue with car owners on how to deal with the problem.
Since the vehicle is now - unknown to the driver - unlocked, the jammers can now gain access while you're away and steal either the contents or the vehicle itself.