Anyone who equips their house with cameras and alarms is therefore not yet protected against burglary. When a house in Waasmunster is broken into, thieves leave a so-called "frequency jammer". This device interferes with mobile signals such as WiFi and 4G and is freely available on the Internet.
The police registered four break-ins on the heath in Waasmunster, all of which were probably committed on Monday evening and during the night. The thieves were caught red-handed in a break-in in Pelkemstraat around 2 a.m. This happened when the alarm went off and the perpetrators had to flee. The residents themselves were not at home. The burglars initially had access to the outside veranda through a separate sliding window. Then they took a shovel from the garden and hit it in the sash window to the wine bar. From there they had access to the rest of the house. The exact disadvantage is not yet known. It is noticeable that the next day a strange device was found in the garden of the house, which the thieves had left behind during their sudden flight.
Further investigations soon showed that it was a so-called "gsm jammer". This is a device that is freely available and interferes with mobile signals. Wi-Fi, GPS, 4G, and cellphone traffic become impossible with such a device. According to the police, thieves use this for a variety of reasons. They make themselves invisible because their own GSM signal cannot be detected. However, it is also used to disrupt alarm systems and surveillance cameras powered by WiFi or 4G. It is the first time that such a device has been found in a break-in. According to the police, these are certainly professional thieves who use the most modern techniques. It's a shame that you can buy it on the Internet for around 400 euros. In this case the activation of the alarm could not be prevented.
Presumably, the same perpetrators have previously met three other addresses successfully. A few small cell phone signal jammer jewels were stolen from a house on Ommegangsdreef. The owners recently bought the house and have yet to move into their new home. The house wasn't furnished yet. In the back of the house, the police found that the office window was broken and open. The perpetrators had forced the window, presumably with a sturdy screwdriver.
On Tuesday afternoon, the residents of De Morgenster discovered that the house had been broken into. The thieves had folded the garden wire and broken open a kitchen window. All the windows on the first floor were open. Presumably to be able to flee immediately if they are caught. The thieves eventually found a spare key for a Fiat 500 that was in the garage and also took the car away. You could simply open the garage door and the automatic gate with the remote control that was in the vehicle. They also stole some jewels.
Finally, there was also a break-in in a house in Lentelaan that was previously used as a second home. Here, too, the perpetrators entered through a window on the first floor. All closets were searched, but nothing was stolen here.