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Thieves make off with historic cabinets

Thursday, October 7, 2010

They once graced a home belonging to the Duke of Westminster in England. As of Sept. 5, some of them have gone missing.

Two of the five units of cabinets with the blue-blooded pedigree were stolen from the old Fulton County Nursing Home building where they were being stored sometime between May and Sept. 5. That's when their owner, Holly Cooper Hancock of Holly's Distinctive Home Furnishings and Gifts in Melbourne, discovered the theft.

The large bookshelves, which are numbered, were used in World War II for storage and eventually made their way to a golf course in England before being bought at auction by Hancock. They are valued at $10,000 a piece and Hancock wants them returned.

"We aren't interested in bringing charges of theft; we just want the cabinets returned as quickly as possible."

Anyone with information about the cabinets can contact the Salem Police Department at 870-895-3478 or 870-895-2601.

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