High-Tech Car Burglars Stump Long Beach Police

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — Police in Long Beach are looking for some high-tech thieves behind a series of car burglaries using an unknown gadget.

lb-car-thievesSurveillance video shows the thieves in action in the Eldorado Estates on the morning of  February 26.

One suspect uses some sort of hand-held device to unlock an Acura SUV.

Another suspect has the same device, and gets inside the vehicle. The burglars also tried, unsuccessfully, to unlock a Ford Escape and a Cadillac.

Police say this new auto theft technology has caught them by surprise.

“They attacked probably about seven vehicles on this particular morning within about a two-hour time period,” said Long Beach police Det. Joe Starbird.

“The reason why this is unique is they’re using a technology that we’ve never seen before,” he added.

Long Beach police are urging residents to call 911 if you see any suspicious people or activity in your neighborhood.

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