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THE AA's President Edmund King has revealed that his wife's £50,000 Lexus was stolen from their home in Hertfordshire.

Thieves intercepted the car's key signal and returned later to open the car and drive off, prompting the AA boss to give drivers some advice.

It's thought the hackers got the key's information while King's wife was standing outside with it that morning.

Mr King told the Telegraph: 'We think the thieves came to the house at 11.45pm and used their computer device to unlock the car and remove it with no smashing into the car or anything. 

'We didn't notice it until the next morning, by which time it was probably in a container with its plates changed on its way out of the country.'

As a result, he told the Telegraph he has started putting car keys in Faraday cases, inside a red metal box inside a microwave at the back of his house.

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And to be sure, he has also started using a steering lock on the car to deter thieves further.

King wants to warn drivers to take the same measures as thieves get access to more advanced technology.

Putting your car keys in a Faraday case and then inside a microwave should help block the key's signal, making it impossible for thieves to amplify it.

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But the humble steering lock is still a hugely effective way of stopping somebody being able to drive the car at all.

However, some people commenting on The Telegraph's Twitter page saw a flaw in the giving of this information.


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@mollieandarchie said: "Shrewd of him to tell thieves where his keys are."

@DurhamWhines said: "So hackers can't hack, but robbers know exactly where they are…"

While @armando_cristos said: "I’m sure he’s very grateful for the mass dissemination of this vital information."

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