Police are warning residents not to leave windows open in hot weather following reports of burglaries.
Gwent Police said four burglaries were reported to the force on Tuesday, August 11.
Two of the incidents occurred in Newport while others were reported in Blackwood and Brynmawr.
Jewellery, two mobile phones, medication and a wallet were among the items taken
Superintendent Carl Williams said: “In this warm weather many residents will open windows and doors to let cool air in.
“Unfortunately, this can also potentially create an opportunity for crime.
“Residents are reminded to ensure that doors and windows overnight or when they go out to lock and secure their windows and doors even if it is just when they pop to a local shop, go to speak to a neighbour or sit outside in the garden.”
The two burglaries in Newport took place in Raglan Court, Pillgwenlly, and Marshfield Road, Marshfield.
The remaining two happened in Woodfield, Blackwood, and Worcester Street, Brynmawr.
“We would also ask residents to ensure their vehicles are secure and not to leave valuable items on display,” Superintendent Williams said.
“We are asking people to be vigilant and secure their property best they can and invest in CCTV and alarms if possible. We would also urge people to call in at the time they see any suspicious activity.”
These are the items which were taken in the burglary:
- A wedding band
- A gold bracelet
- A wallet containing bank cards, a provisional driving licence, loyalty cards, and a small amount of change
- A black Sony Xperia mobile phone
- A blue-purple Huawei P30 Lite mobile phone
Gwent Police is appealing for any witnesses or any individuals who may have CCTV footage, dashcam footage or information relating to these incidents to contact Gwent Police on 101, quoting the following log numbers:
2000290846 – Woodfield, Blackwood;
2000291083 – Raglan Court, Newport;
2000290848 – Worcester Street, Brynmawr;
2000291022 – Marshfield Road, Newport.
Gwent Police can also be contacted via social media on Facebook and Twitter and you can report any information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.