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Rare books stolen in Norwich theft

Police are appealing for help in locating some rare books which were stolen during a theft which occurred in Norwich around on Tuesday 5th December.

It happened around 4.30pm when a delivery driver stopped at an address in Aylesbury Close in the city.

The driver left the vehicle and a male, described as being white, aged between 25 and 35 years-old, has then stolen the white Ford Transit van, with the number plate of YE60 TTZ, and driven off.

The books, as pictured, are a pair of Johnson’s Dictionaries dating back from the 1830s with an unusual floral design on the covers. They were recently purchased at auction and were en-route to their new owner when they were stolen whilst in transit at Aylesbury Close.     

PC Jamie Willetts said "These books may be unique and not the sort of thing you see every day. The owner is keen to get them back so I would ask people, especially those working in specialist book shops, to be vigilant in case they are offered for sale.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Jamie Willetts at Hurricane Way Police Station on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.