Hundreds of items stolen in Hastings Old Town burglary

An antique shop in Hastings Old Town was broken into and approximately 500 items were stolen.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 5:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 3:15 pm

Butler and George, in George Street, Hastings, was burgled overnight between 4pm on Sunday (December 8) and 10.50am on Monday (December 9).

David Hunt said he noticed the break-in when he went to open the shop on Monday morning.

He said glass cabinets containing distinctive items had been completely emptied.

David Hunt outside Butler and George in Hastings Old Town

Paintings, jewellery, dinosaur teeth and militaria from both world wars were also taken.

Mr Hunt said: “I have three other partners and all of us have lost a great deal to the thieves, who took every piece of jewellery and anything with a high price tag.

“Even the till was completely emptied, including the coins. Fortunately we have photos of many of the most distinctive items.”

Mr Hunt said he hopes the fact the stolen items are distinctive will help people recognise them.

Picture supplied by David Hunt

Police asked anyone with any information to report online or call 101 quoting serial 421 of 09/12.

Picture supplied by David Hunt
Picture supplied by David Hunt