Burglars raid Huw’s Coaches depot in Caernarfon

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Two burglars have broken into the depot of Huw’s Coaches and Penygroes and are being sought by police, The Daily Post reported.

The pair were spotted by CCTV cameras between 2330hrs on January 6 and 0130hrs on January 7 when they broke into the compound of Huw’s Coaches, cutting their way in through the fence. They smashed up cars and forced their way onto vehicles, taking the driver ‘modules’ which store information on passenger numbers.

It is the second raid on a coach and bus operator premises in just over a week, but it is not known if the incidents are being linked.

The burglary comes after an Express bus driver was attacked and robbed as he locked the gates at Express Motors’ depot in Blaenau Ffestiniog at 2300hrs on December 30, just hours before the firm stopped running services.

The Huw’s Coaches compound is owned by Tacsis Huw, of Penygroes, and is also used by the company’s coach arm, Cerbydau Huw’s Coaches.

Sion Edwards, from Tacsis Huw, said: “One of our drivers came round this morning and told me that somebody had smashed one our staff’s cars which had been parked outside the yard in Cibyn.

“They had also taken one of our taxis from the yard – a Fiat Doblo – and driven it away. It was later found by the scrap yard on the estate. Unfortunately, the keys had been left inside it.

“They had been inside the service buses which we use around Caernarfon. They had taken one of the drivers ‘modules’ and had used one of the hammers for emergency use to smash our drivers’ car window as they left.”

Mr Edwards said the intruders had also taken a £10 money float.

He said the burglars had used a crowbar to try and break open a lock across the main gates in a possible bid to steal one of the buses, but had failed in their attempt.