BMW car owners are being warned to be vigilant following the revelation by gardai, that a gang of specialist thieves have begun stealing airbags.
The gang which are known to operate presently in the Tipperary, Cork and Waterford areas of the country presently are singling out 5 series or 7 series BMW saloons or coupes.
The thieves are breaking into these vehicles and removing the drivers airbags, without activating them. As many as 15 such thefts have taken place in Cork alone, since the end of July of this year.
Airbags for a 5 series or 7 series BMW saloon or coupe can be worth as much as €1,500 to prospective buyers.