RESIDENTS of the Rogerstone area of Newport are being urged to take appropriate precautions following a recent spate of burglaries, car break-ins and car thefts.

Gwent Police have received several reports of houses being entered and criminals removing car keys in order to steal cars from outside the address. These incidents have occurred in the Jubilee Park and Mount Pleasant area of Rogerstone, as well as Marshfield.

Officers are urging all residents to make sure they check and double check their cars are locked and that valuables like sat-navs are out of sight, and that homes are properly secured, with car keys or high value items not on show.


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Sgt Roland Giles, of Newport West's Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "Unfortunately, in recent weeks we have seen a rise in reports of offenders testing the doors of cars and homes in this area, and making off with thousands of pounds worth of items, including high value cars parked in the street or on driveways.

"It is vital that residents protect themselves by making sure all their property is secure, including the doors and windows of cars and homes - especially when left unattended and overnight. Please remain vigilant and make sure that any suspicious activity is reported to us."

Residents are being encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour by calling Gwent Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, you can direct message Gwent Police on Facebook or Twitter.