Couple in 90s targeted by criminals

Detectives in Barry are investigating the burglary of a house on Port Road East which occurred which occurred sometime between 5.00pm and 8.50pm on Tuesday 10th December.

Access to the property was gained through a first floor rear window and a quantity of jewellery and money was stolen. It is believed that whoever was responsible for the burglary then left through the front door.

Detective constable Jennie Lamb of Barry CID said: “Two of the residents of this house are in their 90s and have been extremely distressed by this incident.

“A number of the stolen items have great sentimental value and we are appealing for anyone who may have any information concerning this burglary to contact us.

“It happened at a time of the evening when there would have been a lot of people either walking or driving along Port Road East and we want to hear from anyone who may have seen anything which at all seemed suspicious to them.”

Among the stolen items were a gold link bracelet with a heart shaped padlock, two sets of pearl necklaces, pearl earrings, gold earrings with intricate patterning, a gold cross on a thin gold chain, a Rotary watch with a rectangular cream face on a gold bracelet and a small Rotary watch with a black face with a brown strap and a pink bag containing a quantity of cash. An antique silver knife and fork set was also taken.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Barry CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 62130387804.