South Wales Police are appealing for help in tracing thieves who stole clothes and valuables from a Peugeot minibus being used by a group of teachers and their students at Cosmeston Country Park.
The group was from St David’s Sixth Form College in Cardiff who had been out exploring the park as part of their studies – but on returning to their minibus in the car park found it had been broken-into and clothes, wallets, phones, and car keys – had been stolen.
The theft occurred some time between 13:00 15:00 on Thursday this week (October 13th) but has only now been made public – largely because it leaked out on Facebook . The Facebook post said “Some students had no dry clothes to change into or car keys for the drive home”.
With the story out in the public domain South Wales Police issued a statement saying “We would encourage anyone with any information to contact the police on 101, in the hope that no one else has to deal with a similar incident.”
Police ask that if anyone has any information please contact (Crimestoppers) on 101 or via 0800 555111, quoting reference 1600395813 (the crime reference number) .
The Facebook post which first broke the story says “Please let other people know this is happening. The area was very busy so if anyone saw anything please contact the college or police.”