Gold jewellery and cash taken in Cyncoed burglary

March 11, 2013 No Comments »
Some of the jewellery that was taken during the burglary in Cyncoed on Saturday night.

Some of the jewellery that was taken during the burglary in Cyncoed on Saturday night.

Gold jewellery and a large amount of cash have been stolen during a burglary in Cyncoed.

South Wales Police said burglars damaged the front door to get in to a house in Cyncoed Road sometime between 10.30am and 11.30am on Saturday March 9, and stole distinctive gold jewellery and a large amount of cash.

Detectives are now appealing to the public for information, and are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a silver Mercedes C class in the area at the time.

Three people were seen getting into the vehicle which sped off on the wrong side of Cyncoed Road, towards the traffic lights junction with Llanedeyrn Road, before turning right into Llanedeyrn Road.

Following the burglary, officers have warned people to take extra measures to make sure expensive and sentimental items of jewellery are kept safe.

Two homes in Rumney and Roath were also broken into last month, and thousands of pounds worth of Indian jewellery stolen.

Detective Inspector Terry Lee said: “Being a victim of a burglary is a traumatic experience and therefore reducing and detecting these offences is a priority for South Wales Police.

“Expensive jewellery, such as the items stolen during theses burglaries, should be kept in a secure location, ideally in a very good quality safe.

“Please don’t keep items in the top drawer of a chest of drawers, under the bed or in the back of the wardrobe, this is generally the first place offenders will look.”

Officers investigating these recent burglaries are trying to trace the stolen items, which may have been taken to second-hand shops or pawnbrokers.

DI Lee said jewellery owners should also take detailed photographs of their items, and keep these separate from the jewellery, so that if they are stolen the pictures can be circulated to auction rooms, jewellers and dealers.

Anyone with information about these burglaries is asked to contact Rumney CID on 029 2077 4233 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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