Model collection stolen in house burglary
20 Nov 2017 14:00 PM[View Full Size]
Police are appealing for witnesses following a house burglary in North Tyneside.
It happened overnight between 9.30pm on Wednesday, November 15 and 7.30am on Thursday, November 16, burglars force entry via the garage door to the house in Forest Hall. They stole over 100 model cars (various sizes but mainly 1:18 ratio) , about 20 model boats / yachts. They also stole a large quantity of meat from the freezer.
Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Storey said: "This collection of model cars and boats has been acquired over the lifetime of the elderly owner aged 79. These items bring him great joy and he is very keen to get these models back.
"The collection is valuable in its own right but it is also irreplaceable for the owner. He is currently in poor health and the burglary has caused him great distress. We're doing all we can to support the gentleman and we're asking for help from the community.
"We're appealing for help from the public to help us find those responsible and to locate the stolen property."
The stolen items include:
Mercedes Benz 600 swb
Mercedes Benz ssk 1928
Mercedes Benz 300sl 1954
Mercedes Benz 600sl
Mercedes Benz 300sl roadster 1957
Mercedes Benz 500k roadster 1936
Mercedes Benz e320 2001
Mercedes Benz sl65 amg black edition
1956 Mercury Montclair convertabile
1957 Chevrolet Corvette
1967 Ford Mustang
Morgan 4/4 sport
Rolls Royce silver shadow 2dr coup
Jaguar s type
Jaguar mark 2
1940 Cadillac Fleetwood godfather
Ecto 1 wagon ghostbusters
Jaguar xk convertable 2006
1963 Cadillac Scarface
Police are investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 157 of 16/11/17, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Pictured some of the empty boxes from the stolen model vehicles