West Mercia Police have today (26/11/14) appealed for information after high value historical items were stolen in a burglary in Peplow. A report here on their website provides the following information.
The incident happened at around 8pm on Wednesday 19 November, when offenders forced entry to the property and stole a number of belongings including a carriage clock and two statues, all collectively worth thousands of pounds.
The belongings are also of a great historical importance and police are eager to reunite the items with their owners. WMP have published the following pictures of these items:
Call 101, quoting incident 602S of Wednesday 19 November. Alternatively, the independent charity, Crimestoppers, can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Update: Friday 28 Nov.
A report on the Shropshire Star website provides information on other items stolen in the burglary. The additional items are listed as:
- A portrait of William Fitzwarren Lloyd dated 1825;
- 2 gold pocket watches with the initial ‘R.B.’ inscribed;
- 2 silver ashtrays;
- A silver frame containing a thermometer;
- a George IV medallion carved in hard stone;
- 4 crested stamps or seals in gold.
The exact amount of what the items are worth has not been revealed.