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Maidstone: Thousands of pounds worth of rare coins have been stolen from a home in Upper Fant Road

By David Gazet

A collection of 2,500 rare coins worth thousands of pounds was stolen during a burglary in Maidstone.

The break-in happened in Upper Fant Road on between 2.30pm and 7pm on Monday (July 3).

Jewellery, including a gold ring with diamonds, was also taken.

An image of one of the stolen coins. Picture: Kent Police
An image of one of the stolen coins. Picture: Kent Police
The album used to store the missing coins. Picture: Kent Police
The album used to store the missing coins. Picture: Kent Police

The collection includes a number of modern, but rare £2 and 50 pence pieces, as well as distinctive coins no longer in circulation.

Thieves gained entry after forcing the front door of the victim's home.

Residents, second-hand dealers and jewellers are urgent to be vigilant and should contact Kent Police if they have been offered, or have seen, a collection for sale.

Anyone able to help is asked to call 01622 604100, quoting reference YY/018099/17. Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111

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