"Hundreds of people were left without television after brash burglars snatched the aerials from the top of a blocks of flats.
Three properties in Brighton and Hove have had the aerials, electrical boxes and cabling stolen from their rooftops leaving residents with nothing but static on their sets.
St James House in High Street was hit in the early hours of May 2, Clarendon House in Hove sometime between May 2 and May 6, and Highcroft Lodge, Hove, overnight on May 5 to May 6."
A news article in The Argus has reported that in the Brighton area, a number of properties have had their TV Aerials stolen, along with cable and electrical boxes. Given the resale value of scrap metal, it is probable that the equipment that was lifted is going to be sold on for its scrap value. Copper in the electrical cable and coax cable is a valuable metal and so this can attract the kind of theft we see here. Though you often hear of cable theft from railway lines etc due o the size and length of the cable there, it is unusual to here of this kind of theft.
Unless I'm wrong and this was a desperate attempt to drum up trade for some local TV Aerial Installer.
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