Monday 23 September 2019

WATCH: Moment keyless BMW stolen from driveway of Dublin home

Cathal McMahon and Robin Schiller

This is the moment a car was stolen from outside a home overnight by thieves without keys.

Fitness instructor Jennifer Shannon posted this video of  her BMW 520 being stolen from the driveway of her home in the Manorfields Estate, Clonee, Dublin 15 at 3.45am today.

The footage shows two men breaking the window of the white vehicle - registration plate 12D41580 - before using what looks like a transmitter and a deflector to gain access to the keyless vehicle.

Within three minutes the pair have fled in the car.

Car stolen: Courtesy Jennifer Shannon
Car stolen: Courtesy Jennifer Shannon
Car stolen: Courtesy Jennifer Shannon
Car stolen: Courtesy Jennifer Shannon

Mother-of-three Jennifer released the footage to Independent.ie to warn others about ruthless car theft gangs.

"It's scary that this could happen so fast. I would warn others to be very aware. We thought we were doing everything right by getting an alarm, leaving the key upstairs and putting in CCTV."

This latest video emerged just days after an adapted car belonging to a paralympian athlete was taken from outside his home.

John McCarthy was left devastated after callous criminals broke into his Dublin home, whilst he was sleeping, and stole the keys to his adapted car - an Audi A6 - before driving off.

Thankfully his vehicle was returned a day later.

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