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Laptop and wartime compass stolen during Wirral burglary
A FIRST World War compass and laptop were stolen during a burglary on a Wirral building site.
Police have launched an investigation following the incident, which happened on Monday, May 28, on the Lovell building site at the junction of Seymour Street and Church Road in Tranmere at around 3.45pm.
The victim had left the office to speak to colleagues on the site and on his return found that an unknown offender had entered the office and stolen his Dell laptop and a WW1 prism compass belonging to his grandfather.
The compass was in a brown leather case inscribed with 'WD 1917 CAPT WALTER TICKLE'.
Officers are conducting enquiries into this incident and are appealing to anyone with any information to come forward.
Sgt Tim Pottle said: "We appeal to anyone with any information about this incident to contact us.
"In particular, if anyone has been offered to buy this war compass, or has seen it, please contact us so we can reunite the compass with its owner.
"Its sentimental value was priceless and the victim has been left devastasted by the loss."
Anyone with any information about the incident, or on whereabouts of the compass, is asked to call PC Phillip Bastow on 0151 777 2230, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.