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Police recover model helicopter reported stolen in Gravesend

Officers have recovered a replica helicopter which had been stolen from a widower’s garage in Gravesend.

Three scale model helicopters, a Red Bull BO105, a Tomahawk and a JR500, were reported stolen from the building in Cedar Avenue, at some point between Monday 13 February and Friday 17 February 2017.

On Saturday 18 February 2017 an officer carrying out enquiries into the incident, found one of the model helicopters, the JR500, discarded in a bush in an alleyway close to the property.

During the incident, not only were the three helicopters, which are worth thousands, stolen, but damage had also been caused to the garage door.



Investigating officer Sergeant Alan Willett of Kent Police said: ‘I’m pleased that an officer has been able to recover one of these helicopters, but two of the replicas are still outstanding so I would encourage everyone to keep an eye out and especially check their gardens and alleyways in case the suspect has discarded the other two which were stolen’.

‘The owner of these helicopters is a 74-year-old man who wife sadly passed away earlier this month. The victim, who has been building and flying such models since the 1970s, made these replicas from scratch so we would very much like to reunite him with all of the stolen items.’

Anyone with information can call Kent Police appeals line on 01474 366149 quoting reference XY/7374/17. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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