We’re reminding residents in the Pill area of Newport to remain vigilant after a number of burglaries and thefts were reported on Sunday 26 July.
Three properties on the Mon Bank Estate – Abberley Hall Road, Cleeve Grange Crescent and Pendragon Grove – and an address on Mendalgief Road were targeted during these incidents.
Following an investigation by officers, we have arrested a 38-year-old man from the Newport area on suspicion of attempted burglary, burglary, going equipped for theft, using threatening or abusive language and two counts of vehicle interference.
He was later charged with attempted burglary, burglary, taking a vehicle without consent and three counts of vehicle interference. He was remanded into custody.
We also arrested a 27-year-old woman on suspicion of assault by beating of an emergency worker, attempted burglary, burglary, going equipped for theft, obstructing an officer in execution of their duty and vehicle interference
She was later charged with attempted burglary, burglary, common assault of an emergency worker, obstructing of an officer, taking a vehicle without consent and three counts of vehicle interference.
She has been released on conditional bail.
PC Abbie Hackney, of Gwent Police’s east priority policing team, said:
“We were received a report of a theft of a vehicle at an address in Cleeve Grange Crescent at around 6.25am on Sunday 26 July.
“This was followed by further reports of incidents at properties in Abberley Hall Road and Pendragon Grove, as well as Mendalgief Road.
“These offences include attempted burglary, burglary and vehicle interference.
“The two people arrested in relation to these incidents have been charged for a range of offences and will appear in court later this month.
“We understand that this can be concerning for residents who live in this area. We are currently looking at increasing patrols in these areas in order provide reassurance to our communities.
“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.
“We are appealing for any witnesses or any individuals who may have CCTV footage, dashcam footage from a vehicle or information about this incident to contact Gwent Police on 101, quoting log references: 2000266715 (Cleeve Grange Crescent); 2000267474 (Abberley Hall Road); 2000267044 (Pendragon Grove) and 2000267037 (Mendalgief Road).
“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.”