L.A. police warn of thieves using wifi-jamming tech

Authorities with the Los Angeles Police Department are warning...

residents in Los Angeles’ Wilshire-area neighborhoods of a series of burglaries involving wifi-jamming technology ...

that can disarm surveillance cameras and alarms using a wireless signal.

According to police, the burglaries typically involve three to four suspects who enter homes through a second story balcony.

Once inside, the thieves target primary bedrooms in search of high-end jewelry, purses, U.S. currency and other valuables.

“On many occasions, these suspects will have a getaway vehicle and driver to act as a look out,”

– Ensure your electrical circuit boxes are secured with a padlock to make it harder for thieves to tamper with alarm systems

To deter these types of burglaries, authorities provided the following tips: