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Shed burglary, Bideford

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Shed burglary, Bideford

Date of alert:

Friday, 25 March 2022

Crime Ref:



Devon & Cornwall Police

Over £8,000 of model railway items stolen
Police have launched an investigation after shed burglary in North Devon led to the theft of thousands of pounds of collectable model railway items.

Police Constable Adrian Micallef, said: “I am appealing to the public to help us locate a lifetimes worth of collectables following a shed break-in that took place in Bideford.

“The theft took place between Tuesday 1 March and Sunday 13 March; we believe the value of the items stolen are worth over £8,000 in total.

“The owner of the items has spent over 40 years building their collection and is a real passion-project. They were in the middle of moving the set-up to another part of their house when the theft took place.”

Items stolen include controllers, locomotives, wagons, carriages plus scale vehicles plus the following notable brands or items:

Tri-ang brand Model Railway items
Graham Farish Model Railway and miniatures
N Gauge Model Railway items
Dapol Model Railway items
Class-66 Locomotive diesel
Class-47 Locomotive diesel

Shed burglary, Bideford

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