Posted: Mon 8th Aug 2022

Residents urged to be vigilant after multiple burglaries reported over the weekend for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Residents are being urged to remain vigilant following that has been described as an “emerging crime spree” which has seen multiple burglaries take place.

The incidents have taken place in the Acton, Garden Village, Offa and Hermitage areas of Wrexham.

Wrexham Town Inspector Luke Hughes has described the incidents as an “emerging crime spree” and has urged the public to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious to help “stop this in its tracks.”

On Saturday 6 August at around 4:20pm officers received a call from the owner of a property at Coed y Ffynnon after someone had their garage and stole a Einhell Jigsaw in a black case and a Makita Joiner in a blue/green coloured case.

Insp Hughes he believes the offenders are also responsible for entering two sheds at the Erddig allotments a short distance away.

Last night at around 23:30hrs a residents on Dorset Drive noticed a male trying to gain entry to a garage at a neighbouring property.

Officers attended promptly but the suspect/s had already run off.

Shortly after another burglary was committed on Snowdon Drive. Police are also linking the thefts of two bikes last night to the same offenders after addresses on Wellswood road and Ffordd Owain were targeted.

Insp Hughes said: “My ask from you is twofold. Firstly if you live in these areas and you have CCTV or ring doorbell cameras can you review the footage between last night (7 August) between 23:00hrs – 01:00hrs and if you have anything captured contact us quoting 22000571492.

“Secondly be extra vigilant. The warm weather has led to a few doors and windows being left open or unlocked and it’s clear that most of those offences are opportunistic.

“Finally I am confident that we will be making arrests in relation to these matters but at this time can I ask that any and all suspicious incidents get reported to us ASAP,

“In particular I feel that residents in Acton and Garden Village need to be extra vigilant and also residents in Offa and Hermitage.

“Please note that there has been no confrontation to date and there is no direct risk to the public, all offences are sneak offences.

“Officers will be stepping up patrols in these areas but again, we all have a part to play so as ever your support is appreciated.

“Prior to this series we had seen a significant reduction in domestic burglaries so it is clear to me these are linked and the same offenders responsible for all.

“Let’s stop them now and get them back in prison where they belong.”

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