A surveillance caught the two thieves in the act and now it looks like the investigators might have the answer as to the two thieves managed to gain access to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
In the video, it was clear that the thieves, Michael Arcee and Jesse Zelay managed to get into the car using a laptop but the investigator was still trying to work out what role the laptop played in the thief.
Well, it turns out the thief was actually getting into the Jeeps using the FCA DealerConnect software to get into the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. With the vehicle identification numbers, the hackers managed to reprogram the car’s security system so that it works with the generic key they have. This proves that this hacking issue had nothing to do with the Jeep software flaw that allowed hackers to hack into the car remotely.
It is believed that the thief might have stolen more than 30 Jeeps in six months.