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UPDATED: Another luxury German coupé stolen - this time from Bourne

A BMW M6 Coupé is the latest luxury vehicle to be stolen by thieves believed to be using a device that allows them to mirror the signal of the key.

Community Policing Inspector for Stamford, Bourne and The Deepings, Inspector Ian Martin, said the BMW was stolen from a driveway in Poppy Place, Bourne.

"(The theft) took place at some point between 11pm on January 8 and 6pm on January 9," he said.

This follows the theft of a Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Coupé from Stamford sometime overnight between January 7 and 8.

Inspector Martin said that as in the Stamford incident, the owners of the BMW still had both sets of keys.

The stolen BMW
The stolen BMW

"While there is no evidence yet to link the offences in Stamford and Bourne, it is suspected that they may be," he said.

"Enquiries within Lincolnshire, regional and wider forces are ongoing.

"If anyone has any CCTV or doorbell cameras in that area, or information about the theft then please contact Lincs Police on 101 quoting incident number 28 09/01/19."

Police believe a remote device which allows criminals to mirror the signal from the key was used to gain entry to both vehicles.

Inspector Martin said the owners of the Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Coupé had noticed it was missing on Tuesday morning (January 08).

He said both keys for the vehicle were still in possession of the owners.

"This indicates the use of a remote device that mirrors the signal from the key being used to gain access to the vehicle," he said.

"For the device to mirror the signal it needs to be close to the key so we would advise people to keep their keys away from the front and edges of their homes or to place them in a metal container or something similar that could block the signal."

Inspector Martin said police had not received "many" reports of this type of theft taking place in Stamford.

"It is a trend that is emerging across the East Midlands and country as a whole, but we haven't received many incidents of this nature reported to us," he said.

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