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Astonishing way thieves use simple hack to rob homeowners of possessions – and you could be next

Astonishing way thieves are using a simple hack to rob homeowners of their possessions – and why your home could be next

  • Woman stunned to discover her garage remote stolen and house broken into 
  • Jo Ellis said two men broke into her car to steal garage remote and service book
  • They allegedly used details in the book to locate the young woman’s home 
  • After which they allegedly stole thousands in cash and number of personal items

A father and son have used a simple hack to rob a homeowner of thousands of dollars of cash and valuables. 

Victim Jo Ellis said the men broke into her car on Wednesday morning before taking her garage door remote and car servicing book which had her address written inside.

The men then used the details to locate her home.

Jo Ellis (pictured) is fearful thieves who targeted her home after stealing her garage door remote and service book could return at any time

The father and son are being hunted by police after they allegedly broke into Ms Ellis' car and stole her garage remote and service book to locate her home (pictured)

The father and son are being hunted by police after they allegedly broke into Ms Ellis’ car and stole her garage remote and service book to locate her home (pictured)

Later that day CCTV filmed the pair pulling into Ms Ellis’s Pepperina Court home in Ormeau, south of Brisbane. 

Ms Ellis said she felt violated after discovering the men had come to her home twice within minutes before stealing jewellery, birth certificates, four passports and thousands of dollars in cash. 

‘They entered the house for about a minute and then they left,’ she told 9 News. 

The men then returned a short time later which is when Ms Ellis believes they raided her home.  

It’s believed the Holden Rodeo the two men were filmed in was stolen in the early hours of Wednesday morning. 

A Queensland Police spokeswoman confirmed to Daily Mail Australia the investigation into the incident was ongoing. 

Police urge anyone with information which may help with their investigation to report it to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Ms Ellis said she felt violated after discovering the men had come to her home twice within minutes before allegedly stealing jewellery, birth certificates, four passports and thousands of dollars in cash

Ms Ellis said she felt violated after discovering the men had come to her home twice within minutes before allegedly stealing jewellery, birth certificates, four passports and thousands of dollars in cash

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