Footballers burglary woman charged

Police investigating the burglary of Swansea City football player Garry Monk have arrested and charged a 33-year-old woman from Bonymaen with handling stolen goods.

A 37-year-old woman from Cwmavon, Port Talbot, has also been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and is currently on police bail while an investigation continues.

Officers have carried out three warrants where a significant amount of property stolen during the burglary has been found and returned.

The incident happened at Gower Road in Killay, Swansea between 9am on Friday 15th November and 2.45pm on Monday 18th November and resulted in a large quantity of property being stolen.

Among the items taken were high-value watches and jewellery, laptop computers and computer equipment, mobile phones and a Swansea City kitbag marked with the Number 16 and his name.

Detective Constable Chris Grey of Swansea CID said: “As part of our investigation into the burglary we have recovered some of the property and two women have been arrested for handling stolen goods.

“While these arrests are a significant development there is still a large quantity of property outstanding. Much of what was stolen is of huge sentimental value to the victim and his family which we obviously want to trace and recover.

“We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry in order to trace those responsible for the burglary. I appeal to anyone with information about the location of this property to come forward and contact the police or Crimestoppers in complete confidence.”

The 33-year-old woman is due to appear at Swansea Magistrates Court in the new year.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Mackay added: “Getting burgled is an upsetting experience and we always pursue every line of enquiry to trace those responsible and return stolen property to victims.

“We currently have one of the highest detection rates for house burglaries in the country and we are determined to maintain our record and continue to deliver the best quality of service to victims of crime.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 62130363685.