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Local Police and Swansea Neighbourhood Watch have joined forces to launch a new initiative targeting metal theft.
Local police and Swansea Neighbourhood watch have joined forces to help fight metal theft crime in the city.
A number of copper pipe thefts in Morriston over the past few months has prompted the initiative.
District housing staff in Swanseaalso said they had received a number of reports from tenants after their pipe work was stolen, with gas metres being tampered with in a small number of cases.
June Burtonshaw, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Place, said: "We are doing everything we can with the help of local police to make sure residents are safe in their homes.
"If anyone is seen acting suspiciously near any property they should contact the police immediately.
"This is another example of the ongoing partnership work which continues to provide benefits to both organisations and residents of the area.”
Tony Pain, South Wales Police Crime Reduction Advisor added:
"Unfortunately, prices of all kinds of metals including brass and copper, have been increasing worldwide over the past few years, meaning theieves are targeting metal as a good way to make money".
"The metalwork has been marked with a DNA style forensic solution".
"This solution contains a unique code which enables the Police to positively identify the marked items and is one of the tools we are using in Swansea to tackle metal theft.”
"Anything we can do to put a stop to this in conjunction with similar operations being run by South Wales Police is a positive step".