Gaddafi Coin Stolen

17 April 2012, 12:43 | Updated: 17 April 2012, 12:51

Six months after the death of Colonel Gaddafi (right), police in Hertfordshire are asking people to look out for a coin with the former Libyan leader's face on it.

The distinctive coin was stolen in a burglary in Harpenden, along with a football medal from 1970.  Detectives think the coin may end up being offered for sale.

The burglary took place in February 2012 at a home in Piggottshill Lane when someone broke in through through the front door and made an untidy search of the house.  They then left through patio doors at the back and got over a garden fence to make a getaway.
The first coin was a small red coin box with a gold coloured commemorative Colonel Gaddafi coin. On one side is a picture of Gaddafi and on the other some Arabic text.
The second was a silver football medal from 1970. It is about two inches wide and on one side had written the ‘British University Soccer Federation Cup’.
The burglary occurred sometime between Saturday February 11 and the following Saturday, 18 February.

DC Andy Greenman, who is investigating the burglary, said: “These items are very distinctive so I’m hoping that someone may remember being offered them for sale at some point.
“If you have or you know anything about the burglary, then please don’t hesitate to contact me via the non-emergency number 101.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact DC Greenman on the police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference F2/12/286. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.