Brighton antiques trader robbed

Posted On 19 Aug 2010 at 10:43 am

Police are appealing for information after an antique trader was targeted by robbers, stealing thousands of pounds in car memorabilia.

Details have just been released about the robbery at a garage in Clarendon Place, Brighton, at around 4pm on Saturday, July 17.

Detective Constable James Meanwell said: “We believe this may have been a pre-planned robbery and that the victim may have been followed to the garage from a car show at the Saltdean Oval.

“An investigation is underway and PCSOs are conducting house to house enquiries.

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“I’m appealing to anyone who may be offered these items or sees them advertised to contact police.”

Among the items stolen were Lalique glass statues of dragonflies, a lady, a cockerel head, hawks, owls, wild boar and coloured fish; Lalique bookends in the shape of eagles, kneeling ladies, and swallows; Lalique figure of Leda and the swan; brass cannons; Art Deco figures.

One of the suspects is described as having a foreign accent, possibly Italian or Spanish.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 1312 of 17/7 or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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