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Police hunt miniature locomotive thieves after burglary in Beechfield, Kings Langley
Pictures of two unique model steam trains stolen in a burglary in Kings Langley have been released by police investigating the break-in.
Offenders broke into a garage in Beechfield and took the two bespoke, fully-working miniature engines.
The mini-locomotives are heavy and the offenders would have needed a vehicle in order to take them from the scene.
They were in the garage while they were being worked on and were stolen sometime between 8.30pm on Tuesday, September 3 and 5.30pm the following day. An electricity generator was also taken and damage caused to the garage door.
Both engines are dark green and built to work on five-inch gauge track. The first is a Great Western locomotive and the second a Lightning steam engine which measures around 6ft long.
DC Paul Sammons said: "These are valuable and unique items and have a number of features that allow us to identify them easily.
"Clearly they would be instantly recognisable to anyone who was offered them for sale and for this reason we are concerned that the offenders may try to sell them for scrap. This would be a real shame as they are of great sentimental value to the owner."
Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference D1/13/4914.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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