Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway suffers break-in

Steaming north from Rhyd-Ddu towards Snowdon Ranger station
Thieves ransack the Welsh Highland Railway office stealing thousands of pounds
Published Fri, 2017-05-05 13:10

Staff and volunteers of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland are devastated after the news of a break-in at their railway office in Caernarfon.




Steaming north from Rhyd-Ddu towards Snowdon Ranger station © Patrick Mackie - Creative Commons Licence

The thieves broke-in through a window during the night, ransacking the place and leaving the office in a state before making off with thousands of pounds.

Spokespersons for the F&WHR have said that clear images have been captured of the criminals on their CCTV systems, and that security will be stepped up following the incident, with no cash being left on-site in the future.

The break-in came just a week after the railway enjoyed a successful bank holiday weekend running services from the historic town of Caernarfon up to their main terminus at Porthmadog and beyond. Thieves may have taken advantage of the fact that there was a higher chance of cash being on the premises after the previous weekend.

North Wales Police are investigating and are urging anyone with information to call 101 quoting reference number V063416.

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