POLICE are urging businesses in Penarth to step up security measures following a spate of commercial burglaries to shops in the town centre.

The advice comes after the Ty Hafan charity shop on Stanwell Road was broken into on Tuesday, October 24.

A window was smashed while cash and clothing were stolen from the charity shop between 5.30am and 6.10am.

Ty Hafan is the latest shop in the area to be broken into after seven other businesses were broken into last month.

Allan Sadler, Foxy’s Deli, Tony’s Taste of Italy, Windsor Castle, Café 64, Pizza Pronto and a business on Terra Nova Way were broken into within two weeks of each other last month.

South Wales Police are urging businesses in Penarth to review security systems and make it clear that there is no cash on the premises overnight.

Inspector Abu Biddle said: “Being a victim of a burglary, whether it's your home, your business, or where you work is a traumatic experience and we are working to investigate this and other recent commercial burglaries in Penarth.

“We would ask people to be vigilant of anyone seen hanging around businesses or retail premises during the early hours of the morning.

“If anyone is seen acting suspiciously, please call police immediately on 999.”

Anyone with information on this burglary is asked to contact South Wales Police one of the following means quoting occurrence 2300361645.

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