Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery were stolen from a Canton shop yesterday following a “smash and grab” theft.
Police have appealed for witnesses after around £10,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from Ramsdens on Cowbridge Road East at around 4.50pm on Tuesday afternoon.
The thief smashed the shop window and and took several items of gold jewellery that had been on display before running off.
Frank O’Neill, regional manager for Ramsdens, said staff at the store were “shocked” by the smash-and-grab theft.
He said: “One or more persons smashed the front window, we’re not quite sure what with, and snatched some jewellery from the front of the shop.
“Staff heard the noise but by the time they came out the person was gone. They were obviously shocked but they were completely unharmed.”
Cowbridge Road East was busy at the time of the theft, and officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area.
Crime scene investigators have preserved the scene so the shop front can be photographed and examined, and detectives are also collecting CCTV footage to identify the suspect, who appears to have been outside the shop for some minutes before smashing the window.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Tom Holder at Fairwater CID on on 02920 527248 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.