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Video: Bold thief uses high-tech methods to break into locked cars in Northeast Philly

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NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA - Key fobs have made getting into cars much easier, but, of course, criminals have found a way to use fobs against consumers.

Police say crooks are actually getting into cars even when the key fobs are in the home.Police say a brazen thief, caught on Ring camera, is seen stealthily canvassing people’s driveways in Northeast Philadelphia in the middle of the night, quickly and quietly breaking into cars.

Jenna Hinkle’s husband is one of several victims."The center console was obviously gone through. The glove box was open," Hinkle said. "Ya know, we have two small children, so my first thought is they were near our home on our property.

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