Police are appealing for witnesses following a theft from an antique store in Terminus Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, sometime in the last two weeks.
Five antique brass French firemens’ helmets were stolen from the store, valued at £500 each.
The helmets are quite large and heavy and would have required multiple trips in and out of the shop to take them all.
There is no exact timeframe for this theft, but it would have been sometime in the last couple of weeks, and was reported on Monday 28 April.
It is quite possible that the thieves may attempt to sell the helmets on, so police are asking all local antique dealers to be cautious about anybody approaching them to sell items of this description, and to report anybody doing so to police immediately.
Any witness or anyone else with information is asked to call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org serial 214 of 28/4. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.