Electric Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 sentry mode catches Sydney car thief breaking into car next door

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The Driven

One of the first Tesla Model 3s in Australia has sprung a car thief breaking into the car next door in a Sydney car park, while operating in Sentry Mode and capturing the whole escapade on video.

Sent into us by a Sydney reader who recently took possession of their Model 3, the video first shows the owner locking and leaving the car, before the thief turns up, using a specialised tool to open the door of the neighbouring vehicle, then taking items before leaving.

It’s a great example of the in-built security capability of the numerous hidden cameras on Tesla vehicles – and instead of capturing a break-in on the Model 3 itself, the vehicle caught another driver’s vehicle being broken into instead.

The owner of the Model 3 activated Sentry Mode when he parked the car in a Sydney city carpark on Kent Street, and knew he would need to leave his new electric car alone for a few hours.

“I was away for about 5-6 hours,” our reader tells us. “When I returned, it had a little message saying “instances reported”… when I got home I plugged in the USB and saw a lot of things, but one in particular was interesting.”

“The person’s car next to me got broken into.”

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