Thieves steal £1,440 worth of paving slabs

THEFT: The pennant paving slabs were taken on Wednesday evening, February 26 (4346649)

THEFT: The pennant paving slabs were taken on Wednesday evening, February 26 (4346649)

First published in Penarth news

THIEVES stole an estimated £1,440-worth of pennant paving slabs from a Penarth street last week.

The 18 paving slabs, worth approximately £80 each, were taken from Bradford Place, near Kymin Terrace, during the evening last Wednesday, February 26.

The area was cordoned off with red tape after the theft, in a bid to protect members of the public from the unsteady ground, and the slabs were replaced by Vale Council workers on Monday morning.

It’s not the first time that a Penarth street has been hit hard by pennant paving slabs being stolen.

In August 2012 more than 100 paving slabs, worth around £4,000, were taken from Cliff Parade in Penarth.

Ken Evans, acting routine maintenance and street lighting manager for the Vale Council, appealed for anyone with information about the thefts of the paving slabs last week to get in touch.

"The 18 paving slabs were stolen from Kymin Terrace in Penarth on the night of Wednesday, February 26,” he said.

“If anyone sees anything suspicious please contact the Vale of Glamorgan Council's contact centre.

“Vale of Glamorgan Council's contact centre on 01446700111 or email c1v@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

A Vale Council spokesman added that residents across the Vale should remain vigilant for any further thefts.

After the paving slabs theft in August 2012, Mr Evans said: “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.”

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