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High tech cars may be behind rise in carjackings

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Experts are pointing at high tech advances in automobiles as possibly leading to a spike in carjackings.

This week, at least four carjacking incidents were reported in St. Louis City, County and St. Charles County.

"You have all kinds of different systems on cars you never used to have," says Alan Kondracki of Rasch Auto Repair in Kirkwood.

High tech keys and keyless starters have made it more difficult for thieves to steal cars.

Richard Wright, professor, and Chair of the Criminology Department at Georgia State University says carjacking is a new trend nationwide.

St. Charles County Police advise drivers to not resist carjacking attempts and to try and be a good witness for investigators.

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