A head’s up from the cops to anyone owning Lexus or Toyota brand SUVs.
York Regional Police saying 81 of these vehicles have been stolen in this area over the last year, claiming high tech criminals are using a special electronic device to reprogram the car’s on-board computer to accept the key the thieves brought with them.
Specifically, thieves are said to be targeting:
- Lexus RX 350
- Lexus GX 460
- Toyota 4Runner
- Toyota Highlander
Check out the new high-tech method for stealing Lexus and Toyota SUVs. More than 80 stolen this past year in our region. If you own one of these vehicles, consider using something like @usetheclub , a low-tech way to prevent theft. More info here —> https://t.co/pwWdnQ1ZoL pic.twitter.com/AKDiYaevAV— York Regional Police (@YRP) February 7, 2019
York Regional Police are offering a few safety tips to protect your ride: