Police appeal over 'suspicious incidents' in Penarth and Barry
6:26pm Tuesday 8th January 2013 in News
POLICE are urging residents in Barry and Penarth to be vigilant, and are appealing for public help in tracing a driver who approached three women and a teenage girl in the area on Sunday and Monday.
The man, who was driving an old-style green Ford Fiesta, made several approaches in what police have called ‘a series of suspicious incidents’ on January 6 and 7.
The first occurred just before 12.30pm on Sunday, January 6, when a 14-year-old female was approached on Rectory Road, Penarth; this was followed the next day (Monday) at 9.15am when a 25-year-old woman was approached on Redlands Road, Penarth.
Later that day (January 7) a 21-year-old woman was approached at 7.30pm on Winston Road in Barry; and then at 9.15pm on Fern Drive in Barry a 22-year-old woman was approached
The car's sole occupant is described as a white, balding man of stocky or chubby build, between 20 and 30 years old and unshaven with a tribal tattoo on one of his arms.
Police say they want to ‘reassure members of the public’ that they are looking into the reports.
Barry Neighbourhood Sergeant Matt Rowlands said: "We always advise that any suspicious incidents should be reported to us.
"We don’t believe there to be any need for alarm at this time but of course – as always – we encourage people to be vigilant.
"We hope this man comes forward to explain these actions for himself if he sees this appeal.
"If anyone else in the areas concerned noticed anything at the times in question, or knows somebody matching the description, or has knowledge of the old style green Ford Fiesta, they should also please contact us."
Anyone with information should call 101 or Barry CID on 01446 734451.