Metal theft: Copper piping stolen in Porthmadog

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Thieves have stolen copper piping from 13 houses in a Gwynedd town in what police call a "brazen" night-time raid.

The pipes, which were connected to gas boilers, were taken in the early hours of Saturday morning from the Cerrig yr Afon estate in Porthmadog.

The cost of repairing the damage is expected to run to hundreds of pounds.

North Wales Police have appealed for any suspicious behaviour to be reported and want any residents with private CCTV footage to get in touch.

Cerrig yr Afon is situated between Snowdon Street and Chapel Street.

Pc Ian Roberts said: "This was a very brazen crime with thieves going from one property to another on the small estate.

"The copper piping was connected to the gas boilers and several metres of piping was stolen.

"I am particularly eager to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around the residential area early Saturday morning and particularly details of any vehicles in the area at the same time.

"I would also like to hear from any residents who may have private CCTV fitted to their homes or in fact anyone who has any information about this crime."

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