SEATTLE — Car break-ins are one of the biggest property crimes in Western Washington.
They happen every day, every night and everywhere.
But now thieves are using a new high-tech tool to get into your car.
For any car owner it is disturbing in its simplicity. Caught on home surveillance video, a thief approaches a minivan in a north Seattle driveway; he tries the handle but finds the vehicle locked.
Then he removes his gloves, swings his backpack forward and boom! The interior lights come on, the door is unlocked and the thief gets inside.
“My first reaction was: I’ve got to figure out what this is,” victim Lars Carlson said.
It had happened to Carlson two times before, so six months ago he installed security cameras to figure out what was happening.
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