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June 25, 2013
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Police stumped by mysterious device that unlocks cars

Burglars have been spotted with a small device that disables alarms and unlocks

By Kyung Lah

Police across the country are stumped by a rash of car thefts. In surveillance video of the thefts, criminals appear to open locked cars with a mysterious handheld device.

Mike Bender, ex-police officer and auto theft expert, calls it the latest high tech crime tool hitting New York to Los Angeles. And like police across the country, he doesn't know exactly what it is.

But federal agents may be closing on what these boxes are. Law enforcement sources tell CNN that they now have one of these boxes in Texas. They're trying to figure out if this is the same device used in other car burglaries.

Full Story: Police stumped by mystery device used in car break-ins

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