Thieves broke into an antiques centre in Cardiff, UK and escaped with a haul of antique silver valued at thousands of pounds.
The burglars scaled a 10 foot fence and smashed a ground-floor window to break into the Pumping Station on Penarth Road, Leckwith, Cardiff, on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 2, 2011. Dealers at the Pumping Station were kept busy examining their stock to establish what exactly had been stolen, whilst detectives were urging antiques dealers to exercise vigilance.
Was this just another burglary, or did the high price of silver trigger the crime?
PC Mike Brinkworth from Cardiff Bay Police Station said: “We are keen to get a message out to the community as soon as possible, particularly to any antique dealers who might be offered these items for sale.” Generally high scrap metal prices have also been linked to the theft of bronze garden statuary and sculpture in recent years.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cardiff Bay Police Station on +44 029 2052 7231.