Model collection stolen in house burglary

Dated: 20 Nov 2017 14:00 PM

Model car collection [View Full Size]

Police are appealing for witnesses following a house burglary in North Tyneside.

It happened overnight between 9.30pm on Wednesday, November 15 and 7.30am on Thursday, November 16, burglars force entry via the garage door to the house in Forest Hall. They stole over 100 model cars (various sizes but mainly 1:18 ratio) , about 20 model boats / yachts. They also stole a large quantity of meat from the freezer.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Storey said: "This collection of model cars and boats has been acquired over the lifetime of the elderly owner aged 79. These items bring him great joy and he is very keen to get these models back.

"The collection is valuable in its own right but it is also irreplaceable for the owner. He is currently in poor health and the burglary has caused him great distress. We're doing all we can to support the gentleman and we're asking for help from the community. 

"We're appealing for help from the public to help us find those responsible and to locate the stolen property."

The stolen items include:


Ferrari California                

Mercedes Benz 600 swb                             

Mercedes Benz ssk 1928                            

Mercedes Benz 300sl 1954                        

Mercedes Benz 600sl                                  

Mercedes Benz 300sl roadster 1957        

Mercedes Benz 500k roadster 1936         

Mercedes Benz e320 2001                         

Mercedes Benz sl65 amg black edition    

1956 Mercury Montclair convertabile         

1957 Chevrolet Corvette                              

1967 Ford Mustang                                      

Ford gt  

Enzo Ferrari 

Ferrari Testarossa

Mclaren f1 

Morgan 4/4 sport

Rolls Royce silver shadow 2dr coup  

Jaguar  s type 

Jaguar mark 2  

1940 Cadillac Fleetwood godfather

Ecto 1 wagon ghostbusters        

Jaguar xk convertable 2006

1963 Cadillac Scarface                                                                         


Police are investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 157 of 16/11/17, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Pictured some of the empty boxes from the stolen model vehicles