Thieves steal £4,000 worth of paving slabs in Penarth
12:10pm Thursday 16th August 2012 in News
POLICE in Penarth and the Vale of Glamorgan Council are appealing for information, after more than 100 pennant paving slabs were stolen from Cliff Parade in Penarth - leaving gaping holes in the pavement.
The theft is thought to have taken place some time between Monday, August 13, and Tuesday, August 14.
Each paving slab costs an estimated £40, meaning the slabs stolen this week could be worth more than £4,000.
A council spokesperson said: "The area has been cordoned off to ensure the safety of the public.
"Repair work will be carried out as soon as possible.
Senior highways maintenance officer at the Vale Council Ken Evans, who was alerted to the theft on Tuesday morning by a member of the public, said: “The likelihood is that the thieves used a lorry to take the slabs away, meaning people may have seen a the vehicle in the area.
“Often in these cases, thieves pose as workmen in order to carry out the theft without being detected or questioned by members of the public.”
The Council is now urging anyone who was in the vicinity of Cliff Parade, Penarth on Monday or Tuesday, and who may have seen workmen or a lorry unloading or loading paving slabs, to get in touch with either the Vale of Glamorgan Council on 01446 70011 or Penarth Police Station on 02920 222111.