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Appeal after theft of RAF models and war memorabilia in Lancaster burglary

Author: 
John Freeman
Police are appealing for information after a burglary at a house in Lancaster in January.

The burglary happened between 9.30 and 11.30pm on Thursday 13th January at the house on Mearbeck Place.

It is believed that the offender or offenders have broken in though the front door of the property while the owner of the property was out. On gaining entry to the property, they have ransacked the house before leaving the house with a significant amount of property.

Included in the list of items they have taken are toolboxes, eight power tools, dye cast aeroplane models, wartime aircraft memorabilia and a camera which in total comes to over £1,500.

DC Ian Wright of Lancaster CID said, “Some of the models taken are RAF 106 squadron memorabilia and they are of great sentimental value to the victim and so we are really keen to try and locate any of the items.

“Some of the power tools were later found in an alleyway between Crossgill Place and Dee Road and I would appeal for anyone in that area who may have seen anything or anyone at all suspicious in either the area around Mearbeck Place or the alleyway to come forward and contact police.”

• Anyone with information can contact police on 01524 63333 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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