We are reminding residents in the Rogerstone area of Newport to remain vigilant after a number of burglaries and attempted burglaries were reported on Friday 22 May.
Thirteen properties across six roads – Barry Walk, Gaudi Walk, Grindle Walk, Llangorse Drive, Royce Walk and Waterside Walk – were targeted overnight.
Gwent Police is reminding residents in Rogerstone, and across all other areas of the force area, to report any suspicious activity to the police.
Sergeant Roly Giles said: “This amount of burglaries and attempted burglaries in one area, and one evening alone, is very unusual and particularly for this area of Newport.
“Nearly all of these incidents featured similar patterns, where garages, gardens or sheds were broken into after locks were snapped.
“At six of the addresses, items have been taken. These include three mountain bikes, a purse with a quantity of cash inside, four power tools, two battery packs and a woman’s motorcycle jacket.
“At the other properties, access has been gained to the garage, garden or shed and after initial enquiries, it would appear that nothing has been taken from those addresses.
“A number of properties have also reported that food has been eaten from fridges and freezers stored in garages.
“Investigations are ongoing and we have received reports that two men were seen acting suspiciously at around 3.45am and we would urge people to call in at the time they see any suspicious activity.
“We are asking people to be vigilant and secure their property best they can and invest in CCTV and alarms if possible.”
Gwent Police is appealing for any witnesses or any individuals who may have CCTV footage, dashcam footage or information relating to these incidents to contact Gwent Police on 101, quoting the following log numbers:
- Barry Walk – 2000176819 and 2000176849;
- Gaudi Walk – 2000176926 and 2000176943;
- Grindle Walk – 2000176836 and 2000176890;
- Llangorse Drive – 2000176887, 2000177021, 2000177025, 2000177039 and 2000177049;
- Royce Walk – 2000176753,
- Waterside Walk – 2000176916.
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.