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Burglary warning for Taff residents

Police are urging residents across Taff to be vigilant and not to leave windows and doors insecure.
The reminder follows a spate of burglaries at addresses in Church village and surrounding areas.
Ten burglaries have occurred since the beginning of December, which are being linked by officers.


On each occasion, burglars are targeting jewellery, and gaining entry to houses by forcing their way through back doors.
Officers are now appealing for people to be extra vigilant and to look out for neighbouring properties.
Inquiries are being made to identify a man dressed in an orange top who made off from a house in Salem Lane between midday and 1pm on Monday, 12 January, when he was disturbed by the teh occupant. He ran off towards the A473 which runs through the heart of Church Village.
Anyone with information is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
DCI Mark Lewis, said: “We’ve had a number of burglaries which we believe are linked.
“Two houses have even been targeted twice, which suggests those responsible are experienced criminals but I believe we will catch up with them soon.
“However, nobody can commit this many burglaries without being seen by somebody.
“Somebody must have seen someone acting suspiciously and they should come forward immediately.
“I do believe they will strike again but vigilant communities can help minimise the risks of this from happening.
“We have a team of officers working in this case and doing everything we can to find who is responsible.”