Community safety

Operation Endeavour

This is an MPS operation into the keyless theft of cars and vans. 

Currently 28% of all vehicles stolen in London relate to instances where the victim still has the original key(s).




Your motor vehicle could be at risk if it is controlled with an electronic key.

• Organised criminals are able to steal some of these vehicles in less than 30 seconds.

• They do this by using specialist equipment to programme a blank key that is compatible with the vehicle.

• They do not need the original key. This means that they do not need to steal your key in order to steal your motor vehicle. 


To reduce the chances of becoming a victim of keyless vehicle theft, please consider additional security measures such as an approved car alarm, steering wheel lock or gearstick lock in addition to your vehicle’s own security.

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