Police in Port Talbot are appealing for information following two burglaries in the area.
The first happened overnight on 20th to 21st June when entry was gained via an insecure back door to a house in Bridge Terrace, which is off Danybryn Road.
The 86-year-old female victim woke to find that a large quantity of jewellery had been stolen from the house, including wedding and engagement rings and various other rings, many of which come from Germany with German hallmarks.
The second incident happened in Sandown Road, Sandfields at around 3.20am on Tuesday 24th June when entry was gained through a dining room window. The occupants were woken by their dog barking.
Among the items stolen was an orange zip-up purse containing cash, bank cards, identification and family photos and a black wallet containing bank cards and student identification. Also taken was a tablet computer, three packets of Amber Leaf tobacco and a gold engagement ring in a H Samuel box, as well as a rare coin.
Detective Inspector Trudi Meyrick of Neath Port Talbot CID said: “Both these burglaries have resulted in distinctive jewellery of great sentimental value to the victims being stolen and we are appealing for anyone with information about this property to come forward.
“Unfortunately entry has been gained to these homes via unlocked or insecure windows and doors and once again I would urge people to lock windows and doors as this will remove opportunities for a burglar and significantly decreases the chances of becoming a victim.”
Anyone with information about the burglaries or the stolen property should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.