Officers investigating a spate of car crime in Penarth have arrested a 17 year old .

Officers investigating a spate of car crime in Penarth have arrested a 17 year old .

South Wales Police –  investigating a spate of thefts from cars and vans across Penarth and Dinas Powys – have arrested a 17-year-old male. 

As previously reported by PDN there has been a series of break-ins to vehicles which began on Saturday January  30th and continued over the weekend through until February 2nd  – with as many as 11 vehicles being targeted in a single day .

Cliff St Penarth looking uphill from Queen's Road.

Cliff St and Queen’s road were amongst the Penarth streets where cars were targeted.

Break-ins were reported in Queens Road, Cliff Street, John Street and Bramble Rise in Penarth.  There were also break-ins at St David’s Avenue and Harlech Drive in Dinas Powys. Thousands of pounds worth of tools and personal items such as satellite navigation equipment and CDs  were  stolen.

Sgt. Wayne Lock  is  in charge of policing Penarth

Sgt. Wayne Lock is in charge of policing Penarth

Sergeant Wayne Lock who is in charge of policing in Penarth had reported to Penarth Town Council on Wednesday this week that they had hoped to make an arrest on shortly  and had visited the address of a suspect – only to find that the person they wanted to question was out .

An arrest was actually carried out later and the suspect has now been released on ;police bail until later this month.

Meanwhile police are e urging owners of cars and vans in Penarth to  be vigilant, to investigate suspicious noises or behaviour, to park in  secure, private places such as driveways or garages and in well-lit areas. Drivers are also advised to try to prevent easy access to doors of vehicles, by parking close to walls and , where possible – to take valuable  indoors overnight or when vehicles are unattended for long periods of time.

Inspector Rob Miles, said: “We have made an arrest and enquiries are ongoing in respect of that. We have increased night-time patrols in these areas and urge people to safeguard their property as best they can ,.Securing your vehicle and taking simple measures can drastically minimise the chance of your vehicle being targeted.”

Anyone who has information about any of the incidents is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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  1. AK says:

    ‘Keep your vehicle in a well lit area’

    Please can we have our street lights back, Vale of Glamorgan Council. Some of us actually have to go out to work when it’s dark.

  2. CelticMan says:

    The best way to prevent a reoccurrence is not to give the git bail in the first place. I’m sure he’s behaving as a model citizen whilst I sleep in my house with no street lights outside.

  3. Colin says:

    Mines armed with a vipertek, 25,000,000 volts of pylon strength fun. They wont be back again….

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