Images released of coins stolen in Chittering murder

PUBLISHED: 12:35 04 May 2012 | UPDATED: 13:19 04 May 2012

The half-penny that detectives believe was stolen from Mr Thomas' home

The half-penny that detectives believe was stolen from Mr Thomas' home

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POLICE have released images of a rare coin which may have been stolen in a burglary that resulted in the murder of Llywelyn Thomas.

Detectives believe the 76 year old was killed during a botched burglary at his home in Ely Road, Chittering, between 9.24pm and about 10.10pm on Saturday, December 17.

Three distinctive watches and a leather horseshoe wallet were subsequently discovered to be missing from the home.

Now police want to trace a collection of rare coins which may have also been stolen. It included a 1668 Robert Brooke halfpenny which has the initials “RB” on one side and on the other “his halfpenny”.

Detective Chief Inspector George Barr said: “The collection was kept in a burgundy folder and comprised between 50 and 100 coins.

“These are very distinctive coins and I would urge any collectors who have been offered them to call police.”

Detectives believe Mr Thomas was killed during a botched burglary at his home in Ely Road, Chittering, on the evening of Saturday, December 17.

His silver Rover 75 estate, registration BJ51 CJV, was taken from his home and later dumped in Church Lane, Milton.

Rewards of up to £50,000 are on offer for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

The reward is made up from £20,000 from Cambridgeshire police, £20,000 from Mr Thomas’ family and £10,000 from Crimestoppers.

Anyone with any information should call the Major Investigations Team on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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