Published: June 19, 2012
Troop F of the Connecticut State Police has been experiencing nighttime residential burglaries in the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme. Items taken have predominantly been jewelry and silverware. The perpetrator appears to have knowledge concerning different grades of silver and objects of art. The most recent burglary involves the theft of unique art objects.
Additionally, a bronze statue was stolen from Deep River, Conn., sometime between May 29 and 31. The statute of a classical partially nude female figure weighs approximately 250 pounds and stands approximately 5 feet tall. The work is signed on the base and is valued at $2,500. The piece could be sold as is or dismantled for scrap value of the bronze. Art, antiques and scrap dealers are asked to be on the lookout.
In the Lyme area burglaries, items reported stolen include an erotic Chinese carved and pierced ivory ball set; a Nineteenth Century English pointed mahogany box with tumbling block pattern painted decoration, approximately 12 by 7 by 5 inches; a nine-piece Tiffany sterling silver Bamboo pattern bar set; and a Narwhal tusk, approximately 42 inches high and with a small triangular piece missing from the base.
Also reported stolen was a rare English Derbyshire Spar (Bluejohn) bowl naturalistically shaped and measuring approximately 7 by 5 by 3½ inches; a small Bluejohn bowl, white body with purple rim, approximately 3 inch diameter; a Bluejohn bowl, white with purple veins, approximately 4-inch diameter; and two specimens of Bluejohn with both polished and unpolished sides.
A sterling silver rectangular cigarette box, engraved “Pete” with dates, approximately 10 by 4 by 2 inches; a round sterling silver tray, an engraved racing trophy approximately 12-inch diameter; a small Tiffany sterling silver bowl with engraving; a small silver bowl, also engraved; a mammoth tooth specimen engraved 1935, 4 inches long; and a dinosaur fossil vertebrae with an old label were also taken.
No stolen property has been located or recovered and its means of disposal are unknown. Anyone with information concerning the statue is asked to contact Deep River Officer Ray Sypher #FC-98, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-526-6027, or Sgt John Mesham #214, email email@example.com or 860-399-2100.
Any agency or person having information concerning these Lyme-area burglaries or stolen property is asked to contact TFC David Luke #523 at Connecticut State Police, Troop F Westbrook, 860-399-2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Sergeant Mesham.
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