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22 April 2013, 09:52 | Updated: 22 April 2013, 09:55
Police are trying to track down an old, rusty gun stolen in a burglary in Milton Keynes.
Between Saturday 6 April 2013 and Tuesday 9 April, thieves used a brick to smash the rear door of a property in Fishermead Boulevard, Fishermead, and stole a rusted pistol firearm and a memorial disc (pictured), which police are yet to find.
Thames Valley Police say the items have great sentimental value to the owner. They are appealing for anyone who has seen the items, or who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the burglary, to contact them.
Police believe the burglary is linked to an attempted burglary at a house in Trevone Court at about 8am on Tuesday 16 April 2013, where a brick was thrown at the rear door, which caused a long crack but didn’t break it and the thieves did not gain entry to the house.
Anyone with any information should contact PC Caroline Vendy via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.