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Police warn residents after spate of burglaries.

FOUR people have been arrested in connection with burglaries in an upmarket area of Cardiff.

One man has been charged with a burglary and attempted burglary in Rhydypenau Road in Cyncoed on October 15 and October 16.

Three other men have also been charged with the same attempted burglary.

All four appeared at Cardiff Magistrates' Court on Monday and have been remanded in custody.

South Wales Police officers went on foot patrol on Friday to highlight the importance of home security.

The team of officers and volunteers checked the doors and windows of 400 homes and found 16 to be insecure.

Chief Inspector Steve Benson-Davidson said: "Since October 1 there have been 16 burglaries in the Llanishen policing sector.

"Detecting these is a priority and a number of people of have been arrested, charged and remanded in custody.

"Despite these arrests it is also important that we prevent more burglaries with extra patrols at key times of the day and crime prevention walkabouts, reminding residents to secure their homes."

He added: "While we don't want to alarm residents, we feel it is important they are aware of these burglaries so they can ensure their homes are properly secure.

"Detecting and preventing burglary is a priority for South Wales Police.

"We would ask people if they see any suspicious behaviour to please call 999."
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 23, 2013
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