Posted: Tue 23rd Feb 2016

Reassurance patrols as three men remain in custody for Pontprennau robbery

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 23rd, 2016

Police are continuing to investigate a robbery at a house in Pontprennau, Cardiff, which happened yesterday (Monday, February 22). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Officers were called to Lascelles Drive just after 1.30pm following reports in the street of three men, two of which were seen entering a back garden, acting suspiciously. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A female occupant of the house returned home to be confronted and threatened by two men. Officers from a variety of force departments including neighbourhood, response, firearms, dog section and roads policing attended and three men were arrested at the scene. They remain in police custody on suspicion of robbery and a quantity of gold jewellery has been recovered. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sergeant Mark Saunders said: “When a serious incident such as this occurs officers from across the city respond immediately in order to identify and arrest those responsible. “Such a large policing response might have caused some disruption to the local community but hopefully residents will understand that this was necessary to detain the suspects. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The victim will be fully supported throughout this investigation and members of the local neighbourhood policing team are back in the area today for reassurance. “We ask the public, who are our eyes and ears in the community, to continue to report suspicious behaviour such as this so together we can help keep Cardiff safe.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number *061853. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

PCSOs Alex Lloyd and Lucy James pictured on reassurance patrols in Lascelles Drive today. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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