Officers appeal for information on masked criminals in the Abergavenny area

In the early hours of yesterday morning (Tuesday 5th May 2020), Gwent Police received a report of suspicious activity where four masked men were seen entering a vehicle dealership in Abergavenny.

Using two transits vans that we believe were stolen and a Jaguar X-Type car that we have confirmed was stolen from the South Wales area on the 28th April, the offenders then went on to remove a tipper van, a trailer and a digger and left the property at approximately 00.50am.

Local units responded to the scene and shortly after a Gwent Police vehicle caught up with convoy. 

The driver of the Jaguar X-Type car stopped the vehicle and reversed into the marked police car, causing significant damage. No officers were injured. 

Following a short pursuit by officers from our Area Support Unit, in Brynmawr, the two transit vans were stung by the road stinger.

Two transit vehicles were stopped and three offenders made off on foot. With the assistance of our dog section and police helicopter, two were located following a foot chase. 

A 27 year old man and a 31 year old man from the Merthyr Tydfil area were arrested on suspicion of theft and have since been released under investigation.

We are now appealing for information to locate the driver of the Jaguar X-Type car and one of the drivers of the transit van.

We are appealing for any witnesses or any individuals who may have CCTV footage, dashcam footage or any information about this incident to contact Gwent Police on 101, quoting log reference: 2000153301.

You can also contact the force via social media on Facebook and Twitter and you can report any information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

All stolen property from the dealership was recovered and will be returned.