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27 April 2011, 16:09
Police in Welwyn are appealing for witnesses and information after rare buttons from a World War II tunic were stolen from a house in Harmer Green Lane, Welwyn.
The burglary took place on Thursday April 14, between 9.30am and 11.30am. The offenders forced their way into the house through the patio doors. They then made a tidy search of one of the first floor bedrooms and took the box of buttons which were from a ‘King’s Royal Regiment’ dress tunic. Nothing else appears to have been taken from the house.
Investigating Officer Jordan Carter said: “This is a very unusual crime in that other items of value in the house were left untouched and just the buttons taken. These buttons are obviously irreplaceable and were of high sentimental value to the victim. We would urge anyone who has seen these buttons for sale or has been offered any such war memorabilia to get in touch with us immediately.
“This is a heartless crime which has left a lady devastated. Please contact us if you have any information which may help this inquiry. Did you notice anyone acting suspiciously in the area or see any vehicles which looked out of place round that time?”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Investigator Jordan Carter on 0845 3300222 quoting crime ref: B1/11/1229.