Ornaments worth £100,000 taken in burglary near Lichfield

Police are trying to find ornaments worth around £100,000 taken in a burglary near Lichfield.

Cheats by Bruno Merli

Cheats by Bruno Merli

A property in Little Aston was raided between March 10 and 12.

The missing Michael Angelo ornament

The missing Michael Angelo ornament

Among the stolen ornaments were:

  • Capodimonte pieces such as The Last Supper worth £6,000
  • Cheats by Bruno Merli valued at £1,000
  • Two coach and horses valued at £5,000
  • Michael Angelo valued at £1,750
  • Resurrection of Christ valued at £12,000.

DC Jamie Harris, from Staffordshire Police, said: “The ornaments taken during this burglary are very specialist items.

“Some of these collectables are very rare and are worth a lot of money so we are understandably keen to reunite them with their rightful owner.

“It is highly likely they will be offered for sale out of Staffordshire and we want to issue a nationwide appeal to dealers of antiques and collectables to keep an eye out for any Capodimonte items being offered for sale under suspicious circumstances.

“If you become aware of any items you believe maybe from this stolen haul, or you have any information about the burglary, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Jamie Harris at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 489 of March 12.

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