Hunt for haul of stolen silverware
Date Added 01 September 2010 15:35 Reference 32298
 
Thieves stole a safe containing 25,000 worth of silverware from a church in Woodmangreen north of Midhurst.
 
The haul which includes 22 silver items including plates, dishes and goblets, were contained in a wall mounted safe in a small room inside St Luke's Church in Linch Road.
Detectives believed the theft could have happened anytime between Sunday 22 August from 11am to Friday 27 August at 2.30pm. It was only discovered that the safe was missing when the warden went to get the silverware out for the Sunday service and found it was missing.
 
Detective Constable Della Puttock said- "This was a large valuable haul of silverware which were stolen from a rural, unmanned church. We are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious to contact us or anyone who may have seen any of the stolen items."
 
Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999
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