Police are looking for suspects who may have used a key programmer to gain access to cars and burgled them in Island Lake

Surveillance video captured suspects entering two Dodge vehicles in the driveway of a house in the 700 block of Newport Drive in Island Lake. | Photo provided

Police said the suspects may have used cloned key chains or a programmer to gain access to locked vehicles at Island Lake early Saturday morning.

The Island Lake Police Department said it was seeking the public’s assistance in collecting videos of any suspicious activity that occurred in the Fox River Shores subdivision from 2 to 4 a.m. on Saturday.

The Fox River Shores subdivision is located off of Route 176 west of River Road.

A resident reported that two of their vehicles were broken into in the 700 block of Newport Drive.

Both were Dodge vehicles and the burglars may have used cloned key chains or a programmer to get in, police said.

Anyone who has captured video of suspicious vehicles entering or exiting the area or any subject walking around during the above time period should email Hector Matias, Island Lake Police Officer, at [email protected] com.

Anyone who is the victim of a car break-in should report it as soon as possible, police said.

Earlier this year, Detroit, Michigan-based WXYZ-TV published an article on how a security vulnerability allows Dodge, General Motors and Ford vehicles to be easily entered and stolen.

Citing a police bulletin, the report said criminals were programming new remotes for vehicles, sometimes in just seconds, and stealing them.

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