Chief's Coach Burgled During Game

Posted by Gold FM on 06/08/2012

Jewellery Piece

Chiefs' coach David Rennie's celebrations after the Chiefs victory over the Sharks in the Super 15 Rugby Final on Saturday turned to disbelief when he learned his family home had been burgled during the game.

Neighbours called the police to his Huntington address at 10.45 pm on Saturday night after they investigated suspicious noises coming from the Rennie property and discovered the break-in.

A Police dog was able to track the offenders a short distance indicating that the offender/s had a car parked close by.

The Hamilton Police are hoping the public will help with leads to apprehend those responsible.

A safe containing distinctive gold jewellery was amongst the stolen property. Police are asking any members of the public, gold buyers or jewellers offered such items for sale to contact them immediately.

Among the items taken were;

• A 9ct gold bracelet, double strand 'curb' shaped and hollow design link bracelet fitted with dimension 'end' bar and bezel strip setting with single bottom ring type clasp fitted with triple bezel set settings

• A 9ct gold bracelet, 'curb' design integrated link bracelet fitted with plain 'puff heart' type padlock clasp

• A 9ct gold bracelet, medium hinged and single strip design diamond cut and flat and rolled 'curb' type links fitted with taper 'plate' setting attached to either end. Bracelet fitted with gold 'crab claw' type clasp.

• A 9ct gold necklace, large double strand 'curb' shaped and hollow design link. Necklace fitted with dimension 'end' bar and bezel strip setting with single bolt ring type clasp with triple bezel set settings.

• A 14ct gold bracelet, single strip design diamond cut 'curb' type fitted with gold 'push in' type and rhodium plated hinged fold-over design clasp.

 Detective Sergeant Neville Ross of the Hamilton Law Enforcement team said "investigators believe information key to identifying who was responsible for this burglary lies within the local community. It was this same community being served by Mr Rennie's team in terms of a positive lift to the region with the Chief's win and we would like Chiefs fans to become our eyes and ears on this matter."

Anyone with any information on Saturday's burglary is asked to contact Mr Ross at the Hamilton Central Police Station on 07 8586200. Alternatively information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.