POLICE are appealing for information after thieves stole three antique bayonets from a property in Brookvale.
The value of the three French 19th Century bayonets is estimated to be around £325, and were stolen from a garage by the victim’s house sometime between 4pm on Saturday, April 8 and 5pm on Monday, April 10.
Nothing else was taken from the property.
The first bayonet is described as a French Pattern 1842 Bayonet, which was 24.75 inches in length and brass handled with a steel blade in a metal scabbard.
The second bayonet is described as a French Pattern 1886 Lebel Bayonet, which was 25 inches in length and white metal handled with a steel blade in a metal scabbard.
The third bayonet is described as a French Pattern 1866 Chasepot Bayonet, which was 28 inches in length and brass handled with a steel blade in a metal scabbard.
PC Jon Hayes said: “These are three distinctive objects and I would appeal for anyone who has been offered these items for sale recently to contact us.
“Do you know anything about this burglary? We would like to hear from you.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Hayes on 101, quoting 44170134449.
Alternatively, people can call the Crimestoppers charity hotline on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.