Two Penarth cyclists arrived home this weekend to find that their yellow camper van – in which their valuable mountain bikes were stored – and been broken into and both bicycles had been stolen.
Cyclist Melanie L Jones and her partner Tom discovered the break-in damage and theft when the arrived back home in Penarth on Sunday.
Melanie told friends on Facebook “someone smashed the van window and stole our bikes from inside. I’m absolutely gutted and hate the thought of some lowlifes rummaging around our van. This happened in Penarth – and it was a shit welcome back home.”
She’s placed photographs of the stolen bikes – both made by Trek – on Facebook. Also stolen was Tom’s credit card, a box of new inner tubes and a “Rab” brand down jacket.
The burglary is the latest incident in the soaring crime wave which is afflicting not only the residents of Penarth but is 19% up in just 12 months across the Vale of Glamorgan as a whole. [ see PDN http://tinyurl.com/yc36y7cm ]
South Wales Police have yet to issue any public appeal about the theft.
The elected Labour Party South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner is Alun Michael – who lives in Penarth and is the former Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth .