Wall-breaking bandits steal silver

THIEVES smashed through the wall of a Gatton home to steal thousands of dollars in cash and a set of 50 silver ingots (bars) from a safe.

Gatton Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Tom Missingham said offenders broke into the garage of a Spencer St residence over the weekend.

Once inside the garage, thieves broke through fibro boards between the garage and the house to gain entry.

Snr Sgt Missingham said the offenders were able to enter the safe and steal a large sum of cash and a box containing 50 silver ingots struck to commemorate 1000 years of the British monarchy.

The set of ingots are a limited edition world-wide and believed to be worth thousands of dollars.

“They hold an incredible heritage value,” Snr Sgt Missingham said.

Police said the residents were not home at the time.

The break-in occurred between Friday night and yesterday morning.

It was reported to police yesterday.

No other items were stolen from the home and no other house break-ins were reported in Gatton.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigation is urged to call Gatton Police on 54683266.

Members of the public can also call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 and remain anonymous.

Forensic police went to the scene yesterday.

Police are investigating.