Detectives are investigating a spate of burglaries which have specifically targeted premises linked to Chinese restaurants and takeaways.
Four arrests – of three men and one woman – have since been made in the last week.
DCI Russell Jenkins said:
“Incidents of this nature are extremely distressing for victims, and they will not be tolerated.
“We are investigating several burglaries which have happened since in mid-January. We are working with our partners and members of the communities affected to offer additional crime prevention advice to the business owners. These offences have impacted several forces areas including our own; these are Gwent, Dyfed-Powys, Gloucestershire, and Avon and Somerset Police.
“We are working in partnership and collaboration with our colleagues from these force areas to investigate further these matters.”
Inspector Kee Wong said:
“Since these burglaries began a number of neighbourhood officers have being paying frequent visits to these businesses across the force area providing crime prevention messaging and reassurance to the Chinese community. We will continue to engage closely with the community as the investigation progresses.”
If you have any information relating to these incidents please contact us, quoting reference: 2300043553