Antelope heads taken in raid at industrial unit
A gang of thieves raided an industrial unit and made off with a haul of goods including two antelope heads.
Police said the attack on the premises at Water-ma-Trout Industrial Estate, Helston, happened sometime between the evening of December 21 and Thursday 27.
The kudu and eland hunting trophies were snatched along with cash, mobile phones, laptop, TVs, cameras and charity boxes.
Eric Nicholls, 48, from near Helston, who owns the trophies, said he believed they may have been stolen to order.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
He said: "I brought the two pieces back from a hunting trip to South Africa in 2003. They are of huge sentimental value and a probably worth around £1,000 each.
"They're quite large – the kudu has horns measuring 60 inches in length. It would have taken a few people to shift all the items into a vehicle larger than a car – perhaps a van."
Mr Nicolls is offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of the goods and prosecution of the culprits.
He said: "If the trophies were not stolen to order it's possible the thieves will try to sell them to anyone they can."
A police spokesman said: "I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious during the relevant period to contact us immediately."