PSNI appeal after unusual money boxes stolen

Police are urging the public to be vigilant if offered a Beatrix Potter money box for sale following a burglary in Belfast.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 6:47 pm

Five of the distinctive items were stolen from a house on the Belmont Road in the east of the city on Monday night, along with cash and other items.

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A PSNI spokesman said the burglary took place sometime between 10.30pm on May 31 and 7am yesterday, with “a substantial amount of money, jewellery and credit/debit cards” were stolen.

“Upon checking their property, the victim noted five Beatrix Potter money boxes had been taken and we would ask the public to be on the lookout for these should they come across them for sale,” he said.

“We are appealing for... anyone who maybe offered similar items for sale in suspicious circumstances to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference 470 of the 01/06/21.”