Rare coins stolen during raid on pensioner’s home


Distinctive old coins were stolen during a burglary at a pensioner’s home in Leighton Buzzard on Wednesday, April 8.

The intruders forced open a rear window to the house in Billington Road, and it is believed they left through the same window with the items.

The collection included a Silver Crown Princess from 1981, a 1965 Churchill, a Florin Marriage coin and Florin Crowns from 1948, 1954, 1962 and 1979.

The elderly occupant of the house was not in at the time of the break-in, which took place between 7.20pm and 9.30pm.

Det Con Victoria Cunningham, investigating, said: “This was a traumatising incident for the elderly victim, whose home was violated.

“The coins taken are rare and distinctive, so I would urge anyone who has any information about the break-in, or has been offered these items for sale, to contact me immediately.”

Contact Det Con Cunningham on 101 or text 07786 200 011 with information.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.