There has been a spate of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Caerphilly County Borough.
Seven homes and two shops were targeted in Bargoed, Fleur de Lis, Hengoed and Pengam, with the incidents being reported to Gwent Police on Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9.
A GT Avalanche mountain bike was stolen from an address on Woodland Place, Pengam, while a scrambler bike was taken from an address on Baldwin Street, Bargoed.
A till containing £500 in cash was stolen from a takeaway in Fleur de Lis.
Alcohol, sports gear, two jackets and a jar with an unknown amount of money inside were also stolen during the burglaries.
DC Ceri McDermott of Gwent Police described the number of incidents as “quite unusual”.
DC McDermott said: “We are not ruling out the possibility that these incidents are all linked at this stage of the investigation as nearly all of these incidents had similar features – for example locks were snapped to gain entry.
“Items have been taken at six of the addresses.
“Access has been gained at the other properties and searches of garages, sheds and vehicles has occurred. After initial enquiries, it would appear that nothing has been taken from those addresses.”
DC McDermott added: “Investigations are ongoing and we have received a report that a person, believed to be a man, was seen acting suspiciously at around 2am at an address in Woodland Place, Pengam on Thursday, July 9.
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“We would urge people to call us should they see any suspicious activity as soon after the event as possible.
“We are asking people to be vigilant and secure their property best they can and invest in CCTV and alarms if possible.”
Gwent Police has appealed for witnesses, as well as anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage relating to any of the incidents, to contact them on 101, quoting the following log numbers:
- Hengoed Road, Hengoed –2000242692
- Woodland Place, Pengam – 2000242484
- New Road (A4049), Pengam – 2000241233, 2000241285, 2000241664 and 2000241736
- Baldwin Street, Bargoed – 2000241982
- Leonard Street, Fleur de Lis – 2000241431
- High Street, Fleur de Lis – 2000241784
Gwent Police can also be contacted through direct message on Facebook and Twitter, while Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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