Shoppers Warned About Sale Of TVs In Suspicious Circumstances
Police are warning shoppers in Telford about buying televisions in suspicious circumstances.
The warning comes after officers received information that it is likely that a number of televisions, which are not in good working order, might be offered for sale in the borough during the next few weeks.
Police are now urging shoppers to be vigilant and to buy electrical goods from reputable traders where receipts and guarantees are offered.
A Telford Police spokeswoman said: "It has come to our attention that some televisions that aren't in full working order may be offered for sale in the Telford area during the next few weeks. It is highly likely these will be offered for sale from individuals operating from vans at various car parks, namely at supermarkets.
"These televisions will comprise of flat screens and 3D tvs and will be offered at bargain prices.
"Our advice to people is to be vigilant and to be fully aware of what you are purchasing.
"We would urge shoppers to buy electrical goods from reputable shops, where they will get a receipt and be offered a guarantee.
"Items sold for a bargain usually seem too good to be true, and at the disadvantage of the shopper they usually are."
Issued: Friday 13 April 2012.