DRIVERS of modern cars are reporting issues with their vehicles when driving past, or parking near, the National Police station in Torremolinos.
People parking their cars on Skal and Brasil Street find that they cannot lock their cars with remote keys, often resulting in people unknowingly leaving their vehicles unlocked.
Similar issues occur at every police station however the signal strength and range at the Torremolinos headquarters has caused numerous complaints.
There have also been reports of the latest models of cars shutting down when driving past the station, blocking the road until the inhibitor is turned off or the car is towed.
Residents have been at loggerheads with the police for years but one resident said although it is “much easier to steal a car on this street, the fact that its next to a police station compensates it.”
A police spokesperson said the inhibitors are “essential for the security of every single police station,” and added the frequencies are “limited and cannot be changed.”