Memorabilia stolen from Maesteg RFC
POLICE are investigating a burglary at Maesteg Rugby Club where items of memorabilia were stolen.
Thieves gained entry to the main clubhouse building at Llynfi Road by forcing the door to the player's entrance.
The incident took place sometime between 1pm on Monday and 9.30am on Tuesday when items of sporting memorabilia were stolen.
Amongst the items stolen were rugby three rugby jerseys, one of which was a welsh number nine shirt which had donated to the club by former Wales rugby international Rob Howley.
Also stolen was a rugby league shirt worn by Kevin Ellis and an under 19s Wales shirt of a former youth player at the club.
This is the third burglary at the premises, the others having happened on October 12 and October 13, when a quantity of confectionary and alcohol were stolen.
In August, a devastating blaze swept through Maesteg RFC's stand and first floor bar.
Police constable Viv Price of Maesteg police station said: "The Rob Howley shirt in particular would hold a reasonable value for the thieves.
"The shirts are irreplaceable and mean a great deal to the club and its members.
"I am appealing to anyone who may be offered any these jerseys for sale or has any relevant information to come forward."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 3916 Viv Price at Maesteg Police Station on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 and quote reference 62130324707.