Penarth police are investigating two burglaries in the Penarth and Llandough areas and are working to trace a man seen near one of the addresses.
The first burglary happened in Westbourne Road between 10.30am and 1.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, May 24th). A quantity of cash and a pair of distinctive Mulberry cufflinks were stolen from a house on Westbourne Road.
Later, yesterday afternoon at 2.30pm, an address on Penlan Road, Llandough, was broken-into with thousands of pounds’ worth of jewellery stolen.
Around the same time, a man was seen climbing the fence of Llandough Primary School, which backs onto a property on Penlan Road, and fleeing the scene.
He is described as white, in his teens to mid-twenties, approximately 6ft tall and with fair medium length hair. He was wearing a dark baseball hat and clothing, gardening boots and gloves. He was possibly carrying a rucksack.
Detective Inspector Terry Hopkins said: “These burglaries happened yesterday in broad daylight and in relatively busy areas. There is every chance other people witnessed this suspect and we’d like to hear from anyone who thinks they may have. Any additional information, however small, could help us identify who this man is.”
Anyone with information should telephone 101, quoting Crime Reference Number 1700197931. Those who don’t want to give their name can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.