The home of a deceased Concorde pilot was targeted by thieves who stole his personal aviation mementos only hours after similar items were shown on Antiques Roadshow. However, investigators say that there is not a link between the TV program and the burglary at the home of former pilot Tony Meadows.
The residence of a deceased Concorde pilot was burglarized by thieves who then took his personal aviation mementos just two hours after similar items were shown on the BBC‘s Antiques Roadshow, reports The Telegraph. The theft targeted the home of Tony Meadows, who had served as a crew member on the Concorde’s inaugural flight from London to New York in 1977.
Meadows’ home is located in the small village of Bucklebury, which is located to the west of London in the English county of Berkshire. The outlet states that Meadows and his wife Paula were found dead at their house on April 2nd and that their deaths have been deemed a murder-suicide incident.
It is reported that Meadows’ home was targeted by thieves five days later, late in the evening of April 7th. The burglars took Meadows’ personal Concorde memorabilia, which included a set of cufflinks.
A similar haul of items was shown on the TV program that same evening and valued at £30,000 ($38,678).
Despite the timing of the burglary, local police say that there is no link between the theft and the airing of the TV program.
Commenting on the break-in, Detective Inspector Alice Broad told the outlet, “We are investigating this burglary in which it’s thought a number of items linked to Concorde and Anthony Meadows’s work as a pilot were stolen. These items have sentimental value to the family who have recently lost both their mother and father just last week.”
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