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Victim of break-in says, I'm in no way to blame.

Byline: Steffan Rhys Reporter steffan.rhys@walesonline.co.uk

STUDENT Caitlin Hamilton recently posted pictures to Facebook of her car after it was broken into.

The pictures showed the passenger window smashed despite the car being parked in a gated community in Penylan, Cardiff, and being left for just an hour while she went to university lectures.

She lost her handbag, purse, all her cards and ID, money, her late grandmother's ring, and university work in the theft.

Police now want to speak to two people with bikes who are in the pictures.

Caitlin then took to Facebook to explain why she was in no way to blame for what happened.

She said: "The belongings were under the seat in MY locked car where they should have remained.

"The car was parked within a private gated community. Therefore naively I thought they were safe for an hour.

"Now I know they weren't safe and that not everyone is as innocent as I am in my little bubble.

"I will never do it again and I have learnt my lesson.

"Having said this they are still 100% in the wrong.

Are they entitled to take my TV from my living room because it's on display through the house window? "No they are not and, thus, my bag was not theirs to take and no blame should really be put on me.

"It's a sad world that your belongings are not safe in a locked vehicle behind 15ft gates in a nice area.

"Your belongings should be safe from your purse to your own body.

"I work extremely hard, working full-time whilst also attending uni every day and studying for a second degree.

"I hope they're proud of themselves and enjoy spending other people's hard-earned money and I'm sorry but I will not take full responsibility.

"They were not entitled to step on my property, criminally damage my car or take what isn't theirs.")

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| Thieves broke into Caitlin Hamilton's car which was parked in a gated community in Penylan for just an hour | Caitlin Hamilton

| Caitlin Hamilton lost her handbag which contained her purse, ID, and university work

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 26, 2016
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