Cash stolen from the pocket of 91-year-old man in Tremorfa burglary

January 3, 2013 1 Comment »

Police investigating a burglary at the home of a Tremorfa pensioner are appealing to the local community to help identify the culprit.

Cash was stolen from the home of a 91-year-old man on Clydesmuir Road, Tramorfa, sometime during the afternoon of Friday December 28.

Witnesses say they saw a bike left outside the house at around 2pm that day, and then saw a man wearing a red hooded jacket cycling from the house into Deemuir Road.

Officers said the suspect was described as white, aged 25-30, up to 6ft tall, and was wearing a bright red waterproof-type hooded jacket with a baseball cap underneath.

Detective Constable Neil Slatter said: “It appears the suspect, who we believe is local, has entered the house and engaged the victim in conversation before stealing money from his pocket.

“There was no forced entry to the house and the victim, although very upset, was fortunately not injured.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the suspect in the vicinity of Clydesmuir Road or has any other information to come forward.

“I want to remind house-holders not to allow any strangers into your home and for local residents to keep looking out for elderly or vulnerable neighbours.”

Since the burglary, local police community support officers have been visiting the victim’s home as part of their regular patrols in the area.

Anyone with information should contact Cardiff CID on 02920 537 420 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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  1. Arthur Conner April 5, 2013 at 3:26 am - Reply

    That's just took low to whole new abysmal level. I mean, stealing cash from a 91-year old just wreaks of desperation and cowardice.

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