Posted: Fri 17th Jun 2016

Warning After Two Further Veterinary Practices Targeted This Month

This article is old - Published: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016

Gwent Police are appealing for information after two further veterinary practices have been targeted this month. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The appeal comes after Budget Vets on Somerset Street in Abertillery was broken into sometime overnight on Wednesday 25th to Thursday 26th May 2016 (between 6pm and 8am). Approximately £10,000 (trade value) of veterinary drugs, including: Ketamine, Pentoject and Buprenorphine were stolen. (log: 73 26/05/15) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Two further practices have now been targeted… ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sanders Vets, Maindee House Veterinary Surgeon on Mount Pleasant Road in Cwmbran have unfortunately been targeted twice; ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sometime between Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June 2016, whereby a Guide Dog Charity box was stolen together with Libronide and Pegnisolone Tablets, Milbimex and Droncit Worming Tablets. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Also, sometime between Saturday 11th June to Sunday 12th June (1230hrs – 0950hrs) the premises was entered, fortunately nothing was stolen on this occasion. (Log: 220 12/06/16) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On Monday 13th June 2016, Riverside Veterinary Centre, Riverside, Ebbw Vale was targeted, where a charity box, cash and a quantity of animal drugs were stolen. (Log: 97 13/06/16) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Speaking about the breaks, Detective Inspector Amanda Thomas said: “I want to remind people that these drugs can be lethal to humans and we’re warning anyone who comes into contact with these, that if consumed, they could potentially be putting their life in danger. We’re keen to speak to anyone who may have been offered these drugs or knows of anyone offered the drugs.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’d also like to ask anyone who has any information on these burglaries to please call 101 immediately, quoting the log number or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. At this moment in time we do not believe the incidents are related but enquiries are on-going.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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