Burglary at Blaenau Plastics factory
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.