A man in Guangxi had his car broken into on a busy public street while he was at a supermarket in Guangxi. The car owner, surnamed Wei, had remotely locked his vehicle and kept the keys with him. When he returned to his car, he discovered that over 3,000 USD worth of valuables had gone missing, but the vehicle’s door was still intact.
Media began alerting motorists last year about the “jammer” scam, where thieves use high-tech gadgets to block the signal from a key controller to the car’s locking system. The door remains unlocked and thieves are able to get inside without any alarm going off.