Chittering Murder: Appeal For Coins

4 May 2012, 12:16 | Updated: 4 May 2012, 12:31

Police investigating the murder of a Chittering pensioner are trying to track down coins that may have been stolen from him.

Detectives believe 76 year old Llewelyn Thomas was killed during a burglary that went wrong at his home [pictured - right] on Ely Road between 9:24pm and 10:10pm on Saturday 17th December.

His silver Rover 75 estate car, registration number BJ51 CJV, was taken from his home and later dumped around six miles away in Church Lane in the village of Milton.

Chittering Coin

It was later discovered that three distinctive watches and a leather wallet were also missing from the house.

Now, police want to trace some rare coins which may also have been stolen [pictured - left & below].

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."

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

Chittering Coin 2

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 is asked to call the Major Investigations Team on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.