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Thieves target mini-digger outside Pontcanna pub

POLICE are searching for a mini-digger stolen from outside the old Mochyn Du pub in Pontcanna earlier this week.

This is the digger stolen in Pontcanna (Credit: South Wales Police)


Brewhouse and Kitchen declined the opportunity to comment on the theft and South Wales Police have no further information.

Theft of vehicles from building sites has been a growing problem in South Wales over the past few years with thousands of pounds worth of equipment being stolen.

In December 2015, two men were jailed for stealing a £27,000 excavator from a Cyncoed building site. 

In 2014 a £10,000 excavator was stolen from a Llandough Hill building site and in February 2017, the installation of a tracker allowed the recovery of a three-ton excavator in Fairwater.

Gwent Police launched Operation Tornado last October to combat the theft of heavy plant and machinery. Mini-diggers can cost upwards of £1,000.

Y Mochyn Du pub changed hands recently and is to become Brewhouse and Kitchen, the first Welsh branch for the chain.

Refurbishment work amounting to £550,000 included the installation of an open kitchen and microbrewery on Sophia Close.

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