An opportunistic theft in Caterham, Surrey, where £10,000 worth of antiques were stolen in a removal van, meant that the owner of the antiques will now be without some of their most treasured possessions when moving into their new home.
The article which was reported in ‘This is Local London’ on the 28th May, said that the person was on the point of moving house and the loaded removal van was parked outside and ready to go to the new house when it was stolen. Prized antique furniture taken included a rosewood antique chest and a French oak antique dining table and other irreplaceable possessions such as childhood pictures and photos and handwritten family school books. The van was stolen around noon on the 22nd May.
The police want to speak to a man seen in the area prior to the van being stolen. They have also asked that local antiques dealers watch out for some of the items listed as stolen and that anyone with any knowledge of the crime should contact Surrey police.
It was the audacity of the thieves to steal the van loaded with antique furniture and possessions from outside someone’s home as they were on the point of moving house that hit the news, and the victim was left feeling bereft of many personal items that were destined to move with them to the next house.
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