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Appeal after rare coins were stolen from Bovingdon

 Published on: 16th March 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Officers investigating a burglary where a number of distinctive coins were stolen are appealing for information.

It happened in Shantock Lane between 7am on Monday, February 19 and 11am on Thursday, February 22.

Between these times, burglars got into the back garden and used a rock to smash their way into the house.

They entered the property and carried out a search before taking a large collection of collectible coins from a display cabinet, including:

  • King George IV sovereign 1826
  • William IV 1831-37 gold sovereign
  • George III 1817 sovereign
  • George IV Sovereign 1st type (1821-1825)
  • 2010 Sir Winston Churchill gold double sovereign

Detective Constable Peter Spiers, from the Dacorum Local Crime Unit, said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have been offered these distinctive coins for sale. Perhaps you work in an antique shop or a pawnbroker, or you may have seen something similar for sale on eBay.

“Many of these items are of great sentimental value to the victim and I am doing my best to reunite them with their possessions.”

If you witnessed what happened, or have any further information that could assist the investigation, please email peter.spiers@herts.pnn.police.uk, report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report or call 101, quoting crime reference number D1/18/1683.

Alternatively, if you have any information about this incident you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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