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DellDude2
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 12:46:12 AM

A Southern California father is among the latest victims of an auto crime that’s baffling police across the country.

“Our jaws just dropped. We couldn’t believe it,” Steve Doi said.

Doi’s family was in Westminster for his daughter’s softball game when a burglar used a mysterious device to pop the locks and steal $3,000 worth of items. Among the pilfered possessions were his business iPad, daughter’s iTouch and his wife’s purse.

A photographer and video freelancer, Doi has a dashcam tucked under his rear-view mirror, constantly recording. That camera captured a man holding what looks like a cellphone in his right hand, rubbing it against his sweatshirt, possibly on a small device hidden in his left hand.

Video shows the man disappear from view before it sounds like the doors unlock. Mom
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 5:42:38 AM

why keep that much stuff in the vehicle? If you can afford that much, you should have it well insured...
greentre
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 5:57:03 PM

There was a news story on this technology in 2007.

Researchers say they've hacked car door locks.

"There are several barriers to using the technology."

I would say in the last six years criminals have overcome the barriers.
sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:03:57 PM

Why leave $3000 worth of stuff in car....
lesndave
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 11:44:19 PM

Good point BearCat500
Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 11:38:21 PM

Solution: Don't leave $3000 worth of stuff in the car.
windup
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 6:13:09 PM

If they see something in the car they can just break a window. That's as low tech as it gets.
bston
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 6:04:53 PM

Somehow there's got to be something to thwart them!
blupupher
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 1:52:02 PM

wonder what the deal is.
032946
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 1:19:27 PM

Old news!
bsnort
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 11:38:15 AM

don't leave anything in your car that is visible from outside.
this guy needs to do hard time in a jail cell with Bubba!
BBopp
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 8:34:00 AM

Amazing!
mwg6275
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 1:59:42 AM

Theives need hard time!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 1:37:02 AM

Thieves are jerks. Just like welfare bumbs. Too lazy to get employment, would rather live off someone's else hard labor.
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:41:42 AM

Easier for some people, I suppose, than getting and keeping a job.
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:30:33 AM

Never leave valuables where they can be in a car.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:30:23 AM

Theives are becoming too smart.
stillcruisin
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:20:42 AM

Seems like some kind of rolling code generator...keeps sending out a new code until one finally unlocks the door. Just can't leave anything valuable in the car because some miscreant will be looking for it.
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:14:49 AM

The best alarm is the simplest - the door switches and a super loud siren INSIDE that busts the eardrums of the intruder.
GoneUpAgain
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:14:16 AM

Don't know why someone would leave such expensive gadgets in a car to be stolen anyway.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:12:47 AM

should have used their abilities for good, not evil.
Rednix
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:10:56 AM

That's crazy.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:10:37 AM

Nice job
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:09:23 AM

Thieves will always find a way. Never leave anything within sight in a car.
diesel8888
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:09:21 AM

Definitely not good. Dash cam is a good idea!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:09:01 AM

I want one of those things. I could get rich.
alaric76
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:08:45 AM

It is a good thing, when a PRIVATE cam catches a crook!
Methodist
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:08:15 AM

k
Glock26
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:07:57 AM

O.K.
falcons
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:07:35 AM


good catch
Tigercat88
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:06:52 AM

Not a good thing.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:06:31 AM

Got a crook.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:05:47 AM

nice.
arb0526
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:05:30 AM

ok
bolobill
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:05:26 AM

ok
arb0526
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:05:24 AM

ok
TheeRedRam
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:03:56 AM

Nice job
driveonby1
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:03:19 AM

good. got 'em.
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:03:17 AM

I hope the police catch them.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:03:13 AM

More and more people are getting dash cams. I want one myself.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:02:58 AM

wonder if it records whats going on in the back seat when dad's not around!
bababooey2
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:02:21 AM

Not good.
JethroGibbsMKE
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:01:37 AM

That's pretty neat!
yyc2yow
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:01:23 AM

so there
Romey08
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:00:30 AM

Why would you leave valued stuff in your vehicle?
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:58:59 PM

Are advances in technology good or bad?
vibdata
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:58:16 PM

Wow. Hope those jaws didn't drop too low. You'll need some surgery to fix 'em. Keep 'em dropped. Each and every day you read more and more ways people can rip you off. Just awful. But it's the work of the Darwin Society. Keep up or die.
camel1
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:57:59 PM

a thief used technology to gain access
SavALot
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:56:21 PM

these dashboard cams are all over the place nowadays
txkrb
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:55:34 PM

I hope you are being sarcastic in this case spanky
or I hope you dancingdee and sputnik are referring to the camera and not the device the thief used


[Edited by: txkrb at 6/15/2013 11:58:16 PM EST]
mstearno
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:54:58 PM

book em danno
SpankyMI
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:51:54 PM

Technology is great.
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