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Jewellery stolen in £100k burglary


By Anthony Stone

A "devastated" home-owner has lost cash and jewellery worth £100,000 in a burglary on her city centre terrace house.

Jewellery of "huge sentimental value" passed down within her family for generations was among the haul.

The raider or raiders forced their way in through the front door of the house in Burnaby Street, Splott, Cardiff between January 13 and 16.

A small suitcase belonging to the home-owner was then used to carry off the haul.

Police appealing for information

A police forensic team has examined the premises for leads in the case and officers have also carried out house-to-house inquiries in the neighbourhood.

They are now appealing for anyone with any information which could help the investigation to come forward.

Police also advise the public not to keep large amounts of cash or valuables in their homes but to deposit it securely in a bank or locked away in a safe.

"The terraced property in Burnaby Street was broken into sometime between Monday, January 13 and Thursday, January 16," a police spokeswoman said.

'Jewellery of huge sentimental value'

"Stolen were £30,000 in cash and jewellery, described as Indian-style necklaces, gold earring, and bracelets, valued at between £60,000 and £70,000."

Detective Constable Richard Shanahan said: "The jewellery is of huge sentimental value to the victim and has been passed through generations of her family.

"She is devastated that it has been stolen."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cardiff CID on 02920 527 420 or Crimestoppers anonymously quoting occurrence 62140014686.

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