Garden ornaments stolen by thieves during night raids

The stolen sundial.
The stolen sundial.

Thieves raided gardens and stole ornaments worth a substantial amount of money.

Police are appealing for information after several thefts in the Kirkby Lonsdale and Carnforth area.

The first theft was on Saturday night, October 26, when two distinctive antique intricate stone-carved acorn gateposts were stolen from the entrance to a property in the Fairbank area of Kirkby Lonsdale.

On the same night in the Fairbank area, two large vintage garden urns and an antique sundial were stolen from a front garden.

Two further thefts were reported on October 28.

One was near Fairbank, where a four foot concrete lion water feature was stolen from a front garden.

In Lupton, Carnforth, two antique grey sandstone balls were also reported stolen from the end of a driveway.

DC David Moffat said: “Some of these items are worth a substantial amount of money, and we are asking the local community to help us track them down.

“Many of the items are large objects which would have been difficult to move.

“I would urge people in the Kirkby Lonsdale area to ensure all valuable property is secure, and if you notice anything missing please report it to the police.

“If anyone has seen anything suspicious in the area recently, or has any information, please call Cumbria Police on 101or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.