This month, four wheelie bins have been stolen from the Pantside area of Newbridge and Penmaen area of Blackwood – one in particular was found burnt out in a nearby field.
Crime and Disorder Reduction Officer, PC Dean Harris explains: “Taking peoples wheelie bins is a crime. It’s an inconvenience for the homeowner who is without a bin to put their household rubbish in and whilst this may appear a ‘victim-less’ crime, ultimately it is the Council tax payers who end of paying the price.”
“The Risca and Blackwood teams have been increasing their patrols in the areas and raising awareness amongst the local residents, so hopefully they will follow these simple crime prevention tips and help prevent any further thefts in the area.”
* Add your house number and post code to your bin using paint or marker
* Keep your bin in your back garden or out of sight in a garage or shed
* Try and retrieve your bin as soon as possible after the council have collected
* Try to secure your bin by using a chain or bike lock and attaching it in your garage or to your property
Officers are currently looking for your support and help by reporting any suspicious activity immediately by calling Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Source:: Gwent Police News
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