Wales

Gower home burglaries prompt police appeal

Police are appealing for information after an "unusual" number of burglaries in a short space of time on Gower.

The first took place in Parkmill at about 21:00 BST on Tuesday with the occupier upstairs, but thieves left empty-handed.

Items were taken in a second burglary on Wednesday at a house in Southgate Road, Southgate at about 21:35 BST.

A house in Linkside Drive, Southgate, was also burgled between 19 March and 11 April but nothing was taken.

Police say items taken from the Southgate Road property included a Welsh gold wedding ring, a Playstation 3, a Harveyhall horseshoe necklace, a gold signet ring with blue crest, an Arabian horse saddle, two gold tie pins, a Mountblanc fountain pen, two Farrier gold rings, and a hunting whip.

Detective Inspector Darren George of Swansea Central CID said: "It is very unusual to have this number of burglaries over a short period of time in a peaceful and rural location like Gower.

"Many Gower villages are close knit communities where everyone knows each other, and it would soon be known if there were any strange vehicles or persons in the area."

Anyone with information should contact police on 01792 450618 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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