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JANUARY 20, 2021 BY JORDAN MAYBLUM
BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John J. Bryfonski and the Bedford Police Department want to remind residents to never leave remote key fobs unattended in their vehicles.
Bedford Police have responded to three incidents in the last month in which vehicle owners left their key fobs inside their vehicles, allowing criminals to easily steal their vehicles.
“While technology has come a long way with remote car starters, there is little that technology can do to prevent vehicle theft — as it’s designed to do — when key fobs are left alone inside a vehicle,” Chief Bryfonski said. “Leaving a remote key fob inside a car is the modern day equivalent of leaving your car unlocked and key in the ignition, so I want to encourage everyone to be mindful of the danger of doing so.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Bedford Police Department remind vehicle owners to use common sense when parking and exiting your vehicle. Safety tips include:
If your vehicle has been stolen or broken into, follow these steps: