At approximately 5am this morning (Tuesday 25th February 2020), six warrants were carried out in the Caerphilly and Torfaen areas of Gwent. The warrants were carried out specifically in relation to suspected organised car theft and car cloning offences as well as other serious organised crime related offences.
The raids took place at four residential properties in Griffithstown, Graig-y-Rhacca and Caerphilly and two commercial properties, one on The Highway in New Inn and the other in Greenway Bedwas House Industrial Estate.
The warrants were carried out by our specialist officers including: specialist method of entry and search trained officers as well as investigators from our CID teams. Our partner agencies have also been involved including Trading Standards, RSPCA, HMRC and VOSA.
During the warrants, quad bikes and two Polaris beach buggies were seized along with car keys and other equipment suspected to be related to criminal offences.
Four people from the Caerphilly area - two men aged 36 and 31 and two women aged 45 and 29, have all been arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to handle stolen goods and theft of motor vehicles.
Police Constable Rhys Jones who led on this operation said: “This was an intelligence led operation based on months of work by our teams and information received from members of the public.
“Our investigations and these warrants today, are aimed at tackling those who profit from praying on people in our communities. Our work to tackle organised crime is important to stop these crimes taking place.
“Information from the public is so important – you see what happens in your local areas and know when something is suspicious or out of place. Please do contact us and know it will be dealt with seriously.
“If you have any information about serious organised crime in your community, please call us on 101, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“Alternatively, you can send a direct message with information via our Gwent Police Facebook or Twitter social media pages”