Crooks from England warned after crime spike in Wales prompts large police operation
Date of alert:
Thursday, 16 March 2023
Wales - North Wales Police
Criminals from England have been told to expect a not-so-warm welcome in Wales. It comes after a spike in crime in rural communities on both sides of the Welsh border prompted a large police operation involving multiple forces and units.
The cross-border crooks were targeted by police following a spate of recent thefts from vehicles. A joint operation targeting cross-border crooks in rural communities took place on Tuesday night (March 14).
It was in response to an increase in the number of reports of vehicles being broken into, car key burglaries and the theft of tools in rural border areas including North Wales, Cheshire and West Mercia. The high visibility presence saw the North Wales Police Rural Crime team, Roads Policing Unit, drones’ team, dogs section and Wrexham Neighbourhood Policing Team join Cheshire Police, West Mercia Police and Dyfed Powys Police as part of Operation Blue Vision.