CCTV images released after theft of rare urn from fine art dealer in Stamford

Police want to speak to these men in connection with the theft of a rare urn

Police want to speak to these men in connection with the theft of a rare urn

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a rare urn from a fine art dealer in Stamford.

The Samovar urn, believed to be worth in excess of £6,000, was stolen from Nigel Rhodes Fine Art store on High Street St Martin’s. The theft happened on Thursday, January 28, but police have only just released the information.

Police are hunting for people in connection with the theft of a rare urn EMN-160323-154953001

Police are hunting for people in connection with the theft of a rare urn EMN-160323-154953001

It is believed the unique solid silver 18th century urn was taken while offenders distracted a member of staff at the store.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may recognise the two men shown to get in touch. A spokesman said: “

We would like to trace them to see if they have any information that could assist the enquiry. Also, if any antique dealers have been offered the urn for sale please contact us.”

Call police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 115 of February 9. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.