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Early morning warning to motorists

December 6, 2012, 2:25 pm

As the temperatures drop, police are warning the public not to leave their engines running and vehicles unattended when clearing ice from their windscreens.

The warning marks the first incident, in what could become a spate of almost identical car thefts.

At around 8.30am on Thursday, December 6th a car was stolen from the driveway of a house in Mae Y Wennol, Miskin.

The female owner had gone back into her house to wait for frost to clear from the windows of her silver Peugeot. When she returned to check on the windows the car wasnt there.

Pontypridd Sergeant Tony Williams said: 

“The cold weather brings about extra opportunities for criminals.

“Many people in a rush to get on with their day will leave vehicles unattended with the engine running but they are leaving themselves wide open to opportunist thieves.

“At this time of the year more than any other people need their cars, so our advice to avoid losing it is to leave more time in the mornings to clear ice from your vehicle.”

Officers are out patrolling communities at key times but if anyone notices anything suspicious in their community they are urged to contact South Wales Polices non emergency number 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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101 – The police non-emergency number

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