Antiques worth £50,000 stolen in Steyning burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after £50,000 of antiques were stolen from a house in Steyning.

Thursday, 7th April 2016, 4:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th April 2016, 4:41 pm
This Regency period bracket clock worth £5500 was among the items stolen in the £50,000 raid. Picture: Sussex Police

The break in took place between 6.20pm and 9.45pm on Monday, March 14 at a house in Cripps Lane.

Some 27 items were taken, including a large number of silver items from the George III and IV periods, a Regency period bracket clock worth £5500 and a bronze bust of William IV, circa 1830, valued at £3000.

Police believe that the suspects have used a vehicle due to the quantity of items stolen and that two blue plastic basins, which also disappeared from the house, were used to carry away at least some of the items.

Ellie Mannan, Investigating Officer from the West Sussex Priority Crime Team, said; “If anyone saw anything suspicious in Steyning that evening, or has any information about this burglary, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or phone 101 quoting serial 1503 of 14/03.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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