Rare coins stolen from Woolmer Green home

THIEVES have broken into a house in Woolmer Green and stolen a quantity of rare Maundy coins . The coins had been presented to the victim s great aunt by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997. The burglary took place in

THIEVES have broken into a house in Woolmer Green and stolen a quantity of rare 'Maundy coins'.

The coins had been presented to the victim's great aunt by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997.

The burglary took place in Carvers Croft at some point between 3.30pm on Monday and 11pm on Tuesday.

The offenders smashed a patio door to gain access to the property.


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In addition to the coins, a mobile phone and BMW 3 series were also taken.

The coins are dated 1997 and were held two leather purses, one red and one white. There are 15 x 4p, 3p, 2p and 1p silver coins.

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There are also 5 x �1 coins and 1 x 50p coin.

All of the coins were sealed in plastic.

PC Will Rogers-Overy, investigating, said: "These coins were given to the victim by his great aunt when she passed away and so were of immense sentimental value.

"We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious during this time - or anyone who may have been offered coins or shown coins like this, particularly, antique dealers or jewellers."

Call police on 0845 3300222

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