Burglars steal elderly couple's mobility car before crashing it on A465
POLICE are hunting for burglars who broke into an elderly, disabled couple's home and stole their mobility car before driving off and crashing it on a busy main road.
The thieves struck at a house in Waun Bant Road in Kenfig Hill while the victims were at home, taking their Peugeot Partner vehicle and driving it to Glynneath, where an hour later they crashed on the A465.
Officers say they believe the two men involved are from the Neath area, and that they may have been at a party in the early hours of the morning in the Kenfig Hill area prior to the burglary taking place.
Police are appealing for anybody with information about the burglary to come forward.
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South Wales Police Detective Constable John Doherty said: "This burglary has left the popular elderly couple deeply upset and in a state of shock, particularly as they were both in the house at the time.
"Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have two men seen acting suspiciously in the area of Waun Bant Road.
"Information is also sought about the collision on the A465 and if any passing motorists saw either person fleeing the scene of the collision."
The burglary happened just after 10am on January 5, though the details have only just been released by the police.
The vehicle crashed near the Glynneath roundabout of the A465 at around 11.30am, and police say it is thought the car span out of control for around 200 yards before coming to rest on the hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway.
Police have released descriptions of two mean they want to talk to in connection with the incident.One is described as being in his late 30s, the other as being in his early 20s and wearing red trousers and a black jacket.
*Can you help? Call South Wales Police Bridgend CID on 01656 679518, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111
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