Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stolen Art Watch, Knibbs Nabbed in Much Hadham Burglary !!

Rare antiques stolen in burglary
By Gemma Gardner

BURGLARS ransacked a Much Hadham home, snatching a haul of valuable and rare antiques.

Police are now asking for the public's help to trace the items which were taken last week.

The artefacts stolen include a rare Charles II period Walnut table clock with 'Joseph Knibb Londini Fecit' on the back, a late George III period, a George II silver lemon strainer, a bow front Mahogany stick barometer by Thomas Rubergall, a provincial lemon strainer by Pentecost, a Gowland Carriage Clock and a George II PAP boat.

The thieves gained entry to the house at 2.50am on Friday October 24.

They were disturbed when the intruder alarm activated and they left the property.

Detective Sergeant Tim Johnson, from the burglary and robbery team at Hoddesdon police station, said: "The owners of the items stolen are understandably upset by the burglary and are very keen to trace the stolen antiques.

"I would strongly encourage people to come forward if they have seen any of the items described, or if they have been offered to them for sale."

If you can help call the burglar and /robbery team on (01992) 533271, the non-emergency number on 0845 3300 222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Art Hostage comments:
Now, before anyone thinks about blaming the "Johnson's" remember the Police Officer investigating this case is called Detective Sergeant Tim, (wait for it),..... Johnson !!!!

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