Valuable coins stolen from Brentwood Centre

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Police are appealing for information following the theft of two high value coins with an estimated total value of around £20,000.

A 5 guinea gold coin circa 1668 to 1753, worth a five-figure sum, and a £5 Princess Diana gold coin circa 1999, worth a four-figure sum, were taken from the Brentwood Centre between 2.50pm and 3.20pm on May 28.

Princess Diana gold coin

Officers want to speak to two women in connection with the theft.

The first is described to us as having a tanned complexion, aged between 40 and 50 years-old, around 5ft 8ins tall, of large build, with long brown hair, and possibly wearing a denim jacket.

The second is also described to us as having a tanned complexion, in her 40s or 50s, around 5ft 6ins tall, with shoulder length hair.

They were accompanied by a man who has been described as wearing a white or cream suit jacket and light-coloured Panama-style hat.

If you have any information, saw anything or have been offered the coins for sale you can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/137590/22.

You can also call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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