Roath Burglary Appeal

Police in Cardiff are continuing to investigate three burglaries reported in Roath over the weekend.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the break-ins and information on the whereabouts of a number of distinctive items.

Homes in Orbit Street and Bedford Street were broken into on Sunday while a flat in Claude Road was burgled on Saturday morning when the front door was forced open.

It is a believed a pillowcase with a butterfly design was used to steal items, including an Xbox, iPod, and Top Man cardigan, from the ground floor flat in Claude Road.

Also stolen were Rolo, Kit Kat and Little Britain mugs.

The following day two further burglaries were reported in Orbit Street and Bedford Street.

Significant items stolen include:

  • Lenovo Thinkpad
  • Sony Vaio laptop
  • HTC Touch mobile phone
  • Sony video camera in a grey and black case.
  • PlayStation 3
  • Toshiba laptop
  • Accurist man’s watch
  • Fuji Fine Pixel camera.
  • iPod Touch with pink cover

Detective Sergeant Stuart Wales said: “Being a victim of a burglar is a traumatic experience and therefore reducing and detecting these offences is a priority for South Wales Police.

“We are carrying out enquiries into each of these burglaries but would very much appreciate the help of the public.

“People can help by reporting any suspicious behaviour they might have noticed in these streets over the weekend, particularly in Claude Road where we think a decorated pillowcase has been used to steal property.

“We are equally keen to hear from anyone who knows where these stolen items might be. It could be that they have been offered for sale somewhere.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cardiff CID on 02920 527 420 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.