Burglary at Blaenau Plastics factoryMetal theft logo


Police in Blaenau Ffestiniog are appealing for any information in relation to a burglary that has occurred at the former Frederick Moffatt Ltd Factory at Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog. The buildings are now owned by Rehau and are part of the Blaenau Plastics factory. The burglary is believed to have happened sometime between Thursday 10th May and Monday 11th June 2012.  Offenders forced their way through the front gate of the compound before entering the building itself.  Once inside it is thought that they have been able to open one of the two large roller doors at the location. Thieves have then removed a number of items including;-


•Approximately 400 kg of 20mm diameter stainless steel bar lengths.

•Approximately 10 transformers and one large transformer stripped of its copper wire.

•2 extruders (machines ) were stripped of their copper electrical wiring  and 3 transformers stripped  from each for their copper wire.

•A quantity of 74 spare gauges made from tool steel weighing approx 40kgs.

•Copper piping from heating system.

•Copper water cylinder.


Investigating Officer PC Dewi Owen at Blaenau Ffestiniog Police Station said  “Due to the increase in theft of scrap metal in the area North Wales Police will be monitoring scrap yards very carefully and will be conducting stop checks on any suspicious vehicles.  Members of the public are asked to be vigilant and are encouraged to keep any items which may have scrap value safely under lock and key.”


Anyone with any information about this burglary are asked to contact North Wales Police by calling 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.