Car thieves are using motion sensitive wildlife cameras and tracking devices in order to target desirable classic vehicles, it has emerged.
Owners are being warned to be on the lookout for strange activity around their homes and garages after investigators uncovered the sophisticated lengths gangs were going to in order to target certain models.
It is thought spotters, sometimes operating with a ‘shopping list’, will look out for certain vehicles at car shows and will then surreptitiously attach magnetic tracking devices in order to establish where the owner lives.
Once they have the address, they set up motion operated cameras, popular with wildlife enthusiasts, in order to monitor the comings and goings of the vehicle owner.
They are then able to strike when the coast is clear and make off with the car without trace.
Dr Ken German, a former Scotland Yard car theft expert, said the…