Targeting thieves in Blaenau Gwent

This week I joined Gwent Police to visit traders on the Tafarnaubach industrial estate in Blaenau Gwent.

Gwent Police’s We Don’t Buy Crime team have been working closely with businesses on the estate to address issues of burglary and theft. As a result, the entire estate has signed up to the We Don’t Buy Crime scheme, which is a fantastic result.

We Don’t Buy Crime works by giving residents and businesses the tools to protect their property, but also by tackling the criminal supply chain to make it harder for thieves to off-load their stolen goods.

Traders told me that since signage went up on the estate they hadn’t had a single break-in, whereas previously they were victims to one almost every month.

We are starting to see some really positive results with this scheme and I would encourage more businesses to sign up. More details are available on the Gwent Police website.