Police warning to Ford car owners after radio thefts
11:31am Friday 16th August 2013 in Penarth news
POLICE in Penarth are warning Ford car owners to be vigilant after two thefts of car stereos.
Two Ford Fiestas were broken into in West Terrace and Baroness Place in Penarth around 11.45am last night (Thursday August 15).
Police believe the thefts may be as a result of an urban myth that the radios contain an electronic chip that can decode satellite television boxes.
Two suspects were seen in the area, one wearing a grey hooded top and the other a blue hooded top.
The car windows were smashed and stereo’s targeted in both instances.
Police Constable Nathan James said: “We have heard rumours that the radios are being stolen due to them containing a chip which can be used to get free Sky television.
“This is not true and the thieves are wasting their time. We want to get this message out to prevent further thefts happening.
“We are appealing for information about who is responsible for stealing these radios and where they are selling them.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.