POLICE have confirmed that several arrests have been in connection with the recent spate of burglaries in Penarth.

In the past two months, 13 businesses across the town centre were broken into including three charity shops.

Oxfam, Ty Hafan, British Red Cross, Penarth Lawn Tennis Club, Penarth Athletic Club, Allen Saddler, Foxy’s Deli, and The Railway Pub were all targeted in the space of two months.

Other businesses targeted were Pizza Pronto, Café 64, Windsor Tea Rooms, Tony’s Italian, and Spencer’s Shoe repairs were also affected by break-ins.

South Wales Police have now confirmed that a number of arrests have been made, with nobody charged as investigations continue.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: “There have been a number of arrests made in connection with the recent spate of burglaries in Penarth.

“As yet, nobody has been charged but investigations and increased patrols continue.”

Police are also increasing patrols in the area and are urging businesses to review security systems to make it clear that there is no cash on the premises overnight.

In total over 20 businesses have either been broken or been subject to attempted to burglary across the Vale of Glamorgan.

Small independent businesses and larger premises have been targeted with the common theme of recent burglaries committed overnight.

Other themes are Entry gained by smashing doors or windows or cash stolen from tills.

Anyone with information or if they see anyone acting suspiciously is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

They can also report the crime online, via live chat or email.