Images released of coins stolen in Chittering murder
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.
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“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.
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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.