Were the tools were used for stealing cars?
The square of metal foil.
Used as a conductor, linking the ignition and starter button wiring, enabling the car to be started without a key.
Used to strip ignition wires of their sheathing prior to connecting them and starting the ignition sequence, enabling the car to be started without a key.
The table-knife snapped to a point.
Used in place of an ignition key, and used in a similar, exploratory fashion as a lock-pick. It could also be used to gain entry to a locked car by picking the door-lock.
Used to apply graphite (a lubricant) to the innards of the ignition or door lock prior to inserting the knife point.
A source of graphite. He had six of them.
The black powder shaken from the brush.