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Ely is city's sat-nav hotspot for criminals.

Byline: By Anna Hammond South Wales Echo

An average of one satellite navigation system a day is being stolen in one area of Cardiff alone. Cunning thieves are waiting outside shops in Ely waiting to pounce on empty cars and their sat-navs. Police are now warning motorists and delivery drivers to be on their guard and protect their property. Neighbourhood beat officer Pc Bernie Bond said: 'Lots of people had satellite navigation systems for Christmas but we are now seeing an awful lot of them being stolen. We had two stolen yesterday.

'The thieves sit around watching people put their sat-navs in the glove box and then they break in.

'We want to make people aware this is happening.'

Since January 1, nine satellite navigation system have been taken from vehicles on the estate.

One particular hotspot for this latest spate is outside the shops on Wilson Road.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 11, 2007
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