Gwent Police warning after copper pipe stolen from roofracks in Pontypool , Newbridge, Tredegar, Blackwood and Caerphilly areas
5:40pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
NINE reports of theft of copper piping stored on roof racks have been made to police in the past week.
Gwent Police are now urging tradespeople to be vigilant when storing valuable materials in their vehicles.
Officers are contacting building suppliers and builders and are leafleting trades vans urging them to be vigilant particularly when storing copper pipes in casings kept on roof racks .
Police are urging them not to leave the pipes in the casing when the van is unattended and when it is unattended, to leave the plastic tubing uncapped so would-be thieves can see it is empty.
Sergeant Colin Thomas, Gwent police community safety, said: “We have seen reports of thefts of copper piping, stored in plastic casing attached to roof racks on trades vehicles, in the Pontypool , Newbridge, Tredegar, Blackwood and Caerphilly areas.”