30 July 2012
Rare figures including Yak Face, Blue Snaggletooth and Darth Vader among items taken. ...
Hampshire Police are appealing for information after 80 Star Wars figures – thought to be worth in the region of £20,000 – were stolen from a house in Knowle Village near Fareham. So CCofGB readers, make sure you keep an eye out at nearby swapmeets, car boots or eBay auctions for any suspicious sellers.
According to a checklist kept by the victim, he had a number of extremely rare figures including the unfortunately named ‘Yak Face’, Darth Vader with ‘telescoping lightsaber’, a Jawa with its original vinyl cape and ‘Blue Snaggletooth’. These figures alone are worth several hundred pounds and a Yak Face recently sold at Vectis Auctions for £280.
The items – which also included 500 DVDs and limited edition items – were stolen while the owner was away between 3pm on Friday, 13th July and 12.30pm on Sunday, 15th July. Detective constable Craig Rainsley said: “This burglary involves the theft of science fiction collectables which are very identifiable.
“The Star Wars figurines are complete with display cases and original cards which adds to their value. The limited edition DVD display sets for Harry Potter; Alien and Predator have a combined value of approximately £800 and are very identifiable.
“We would like to hear from anybody who has any information about this burglary and the unique items that have been stolen. If you have been offered any of these unusual items for sale or are aware of somebody that has recently come into possession of any of these items, please contact us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Rainsley at North Walls police station. Information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
IMAGES SUPPLIED BY VECTIS AUCTIONS.