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Man who stole sentimental jewellery from Wrexham home jailed

Ian Wyn Edward

A man who stole sentimental jewellery worth thousands of pounds after breaking into a couple’s home in rural Wrexham has been jailed.

Ian Wyn Edwards, 58, of no fixed address, was sentenced to two years for the offence at Caernarfon Crown Court today (Thursday, June 6th).

The burglary occurred at a house in Froncysyllte last month on Monday, May 6th, where cash and family jewellery were stolen from an upstairs safe.

Edwards was quickly identified as a suspect by investigating officers and was subsequently arrested.

Following his arrest, he admitted to the offence, before the stolen jewellery was located in a rural wooded area nearby and returned to the victim.

Investigating officer, PC Lauren Halliwell of the priority crime team, said: “This burglary was an incredibly upsetting and invasive incident for the victims, who feared they had lost sentimental jewellery passed down from family.

“Following the diligent and dedicated work of the response officers, CID and the burglary team following the arrest, they were quickly able to recover the stolen items and return them back to the owners.

“Burglaries have devastating impact on victims and my message to those who commit these offences in North Wales is that you will be caught, and you will be brought to justice.

“I am grateful to the Court for passing a custodial sentence in this case and hope this gives Edwards’ victims some measure of comfort.”