Rare coins stolen in Harpenden burglary

PUBLISHED: 10:26 16 April 2012 | UPDATED: 10:46 16 April 2012


RARE coins were stolen during a burglary at a home in Harpenden recently.

Police are now appealing for information from anyone who may have been offered the distinctive coins for sale.

The burglary took place at a home in Piggottshill Lane, sometime between Saturday February 11 and Saturday February 18.

A thief forced entry to the property through the front door and made an untidy search of the house.

They exited through the patio doors at the rear of the property and scaled a garden fence in order to make a getaway.

Two coins were taken during the incident.

The first was a gold coloured commemorative Colonel Gaddafi coin in a small red coin box. On one side of the coin is a picture of Gaddafi and on the other side is some Arabic text.

The second was a silver football medal from 1970. It is about two inches wide and on one side had written the ‘British University Soccer Federation Cup’.

DC Andy Greenman, who is investigating the burglary, said: “These items are very distinctive so I’m hoping that someone may remember being offered them for sale at some point.

“If you have or you know anything about the burglary, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact DC Greenman via the Herts police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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