Splott Road, Cardiff
Daring Entry of a Jewellers Shop in Cardiff
Early on Friday morning a robbery of a peculiarly daring character was committed on the premises of Mr. Stephen Samuel, jeweller and watchmaker, Splott-road, Cardiff. The coolness and deliberation with which the miscreant forced his way into the premises go to prove that he is well acquainted with the house. Moreover, a few years ago there was an exactly similar burglary committed at the same house, so there can be little doubt that the offender in each case is identical. The house backs on to the railway, and it was through the kitchen window on that side that an entry was obtained. The door into the kitchen was bolted from within, but a panel was taken out and the bolt drawn. This being done the burglar had only to mount the stairs and enter the shop. At case of cheap jewellery, which holds a prominent place in the shop, was cleared of the contents, and a score of silver watches went to make up the plunder. The value of the stolen property is estimated at about £60. Mrs. Samuel, on coming downstairs, at about eight a.m., saw the state of affairs, and promptly summoned a constable. An examination was made, and a glass-cutter and other instruments from a burglar's outfit were found upon a table under the broken window. These were taken by the police, but up to the present no arrest has been made.
Source: Evening Express - 18th September 1893