Police appeal after West Hill break-in
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Burglars stole several items of great sentimental value
Police are appealing for information after burglars broke into a West Hill property and stole items of great sentimental value – including a charity cup.
Crooks struck on Thursday, October 13, while the homeowners were away on holiday and took several pieces of jewellery, unique, engraved boxes and a historic silver cup belonging to the Royal British Legion (RBL).
Detective constable Damien Randall of Exmouth Police Station said: “if anybody has seen or heard anything about these items, please contact police.
“The cup has got a bit of heritage value and it’s a charity cup at the end of the day and for it to be stolen is just disappointing.”
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The RBL award is engraved with ‘Cameron Webb Cup’ and described as ornate silver, approximately 15inches high, with a black plinth engraved with names.
Other items include a pair of gold cufflinks and a jewellery box in blue leather containing several brooches and pendants.
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A number of old and unusual boxes were taken, including a wooden box with a painted lid of a country scene depicting a mill and a female, a small wooden box with a fruit painting on the lid, a tin box from the orient express and a tin box from Waddesdon Manor.
Police are appealing for anyone who has information about the incident or knowledge about the items to contact them on 101 log reference 582 13/10/16.