Police appeal after intruder enters Dinas Powys home
1:01pm Monday 7th October 2013 in Penarth news
AN intruder who entered a Dinas Powys house before fleeing after home owner disturbed him is being sought by the police.
The incident occurred at a house on Aberdovey Close, Dinas yesterday (Sunday October 6).
The man walked into the house around 6.30pm, via a rear door.
He was disturbed by the householders and made off across the back garden and left through a rear garden gate.
He is described as white, 5'8 tall, slim to medium build with short, dark hair. He was wearing a black tracksuit white New York Yankees baseball cap.
Detective Natalie Bateman of Barry CID said: “The man was seen in the rear garden and he then entered the house. He was disturbed by the householders and fled through the back garden.
“I am appealing for anyone who has not yet contacted us and who may recognise this man or who may have seen him in the area to contact us.
“I also want to take this opportunity to remind people of the importance of keeping your homes secure.
“Simple crime prevention steps such as keeping windows and doors closed and locked will remove the opportunity for a burglar.”
Anyone with any information which may assist the police during their investigation is asked to contact Barry CID on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote reference 62130315338.