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CCTV catches man trying to open cars.

Byline: aamir mohammed aamir.mohammed@walesonline.co.uk

A MAN was spotted on CCTV breaking into a number of cars in the middle of the night.

The footage shows the man attempting to open car doors on Sunday.

Punam Halai, 34, from Grangetown, was one of those who had his car entered and said it left him feeling distressed, as it was one of a number of crimes in the area recently.

He said: "A lot of crime has been going in Grangetown lately. It was a nice place to live in and it still is but the people out there doing this, they don't care about anything.

"There was no smashed glass on the floor so it looks like he used an electronic device to break in as another car across the road from my house was also broken into as well.

"Luckily he wasn't able to take much. My sunglasses were taken and some loose change. A few months ago my father-in-law had his windows smashed and items stolen from his car too."

Electronic devices used to steal vehicles can capture the signal sent out by car key fobs and keyless technology.

Car owners are urged to store fobs and keys away from doors and motorists with keyless cars are urged to use crook locks.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman, said: "Cash, sunglasses and a USB stick were stolen from a car parked in Hafod Street during the early hours of February 9. A second car in Pentrebane Street was broken into the next day - cash and a mobile phone were stolen."

| Anyone with information should contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting occurrence 2000049595.

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Author:aamir mohammed aamir.mohammed@walesonline.co.uk
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 14, 2020
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