After-market satellite navigation devices are the new favourite of smash-and-grab thieves in the UK, who can easily net over £300 (US$550) from the sale of just one unit. This new trend has prompted police to set traps in cars where trackers are installed to try and locate where the GPS devices are going. Police in Staffordshire are the first to trial this new technique after they received over 600 reports of theft.
The rise of theft for these units is a worrying trend for owners as they attract attention to otherwise safe cars. One tip we can offer is to remove any attachments or cables when you park the car and wipe down your windscreen to remove the tell tale suction cap ring.
Source: Auto Express