Police warning after dodgy TVs sold in Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 13:55 10 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:57 10 February 2017
Police officers warned the public against buying flat screen TVs from the back of a van in Hatfield.
Officers were yesterday made aware of two men in a blue van in The Common car park who were selling what appeared to be brand new flat screen televisions for around £200.
The recommended retail price for them believed to be around £1,000, but on closer inspection it was discovered that the televisions were damaged.
They were packaged as if they were bought from a store or online, but when taking the packaging off, the screens were smashed.
Welwyn Hatfield West Safer Neighbourhood Team PC Balal Miah said: “I am very grateful to the member of public who brought this to our attention.
“This incident serves as a good reminder to the public that unfortunately people selling items out of the back of a van cannot always be trusted.”
Police seized three of the damaged televisions, and two men, both from Luton, were arrested on suspicion of fraud, before later being released with no further action to be taken.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101.