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Rash of car break-ins in eastern Ky.

Car break-ins are on the rise in an eastern Kentucky community.

Investigators in Floyd County are working 25 break-ins in just two months and you may be surprised how the thieves are getting in the cars.

Prestonsburg police say all the cars hit are GM models and it appears the thieves are using some sort of device that simulates the keyless entry frequencies to get in the cars.

"According to victims, they're locking their cars, coming out, and there's no sign of break-in, no sign of tampering with the lock, no signs of broken glass, but the vehicle's been broken into," said Assistant Chief Bryan Hall with the Prestonburg Police Department.

All the break-ins happened in hotel or shopping center parking lots. Police are increasing patrols in those areas to search for the thieves.


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