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Teenager who was seen breaking into a car in Mountain Ash

Quick thinking members of the public have helped us arrest and charge three teenagers for a string of offences.
The members of the public detained a teenager who was seen breaking into a car on February 27 in the Mountain Ash area until officers arrived.
CID officers, working with the local neighbourhood policing team, then established a further two teenagers who may also have been involved and these were also arrested and a large quantity of stolen items were recovered.
Local Policing Inspector Rob Blunt said: “We have had a spate of break-ins to vehicles in the Mountain Ash area and thanks to the vigilance and assistance from the public we were able to arrest the persons responsible. The support of the community is vital to the success of local policing and I would personally like to reassure the community that if you provide information regarding criminality in your area, we will always take it seriously and act accordingly.”
Acting Detective Inspector Dave Welham who led the subsequent investigation said: “This arrest led to a co-ordinated investigation, which has result in two people being charged for the robbery which happened on 13th February near the Fernhill Estate, Glenboi, Mountain Ash and we have been able to return some of the stolen property to the victim.
“We have also been able to link these teenagers to a series of theft from motor vehicles in the Mountain Ash area.”
An 18-year-old man has been charged with robbery and 12 thefts from motor vehicles, a 17-year old man has been charged with robbery and two thefts from motor vehicles and a 18-year-old woman has been charged with handling stolen goods.