Museum bench is stolen after being ripped from chains

PUBLISHED: 13:37 05 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:37 05 August 2018

A bench was stolen from Lowestoft Maritime Museum . Picture: Nick Butcher

A bench was stolen from Lowestoft Maritime Museum . Picture: Nick Butcher

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A wooden bench has been stolen from a Lowestoft museum after it was ripped out its securing chains and concrete mounts.

The theft of the bench at the Lowestoft Maritime Museum is believed to have happened on Wednesday night.

It is the second time a bench has been stolen from the museum in Sparrows Nest Gardens as thieves stole one about three years ago.

That bench was replaced by the museum and the replacement was the one stolen during Wednesday night.

The theft was reported by museum chairman Jim Aguss who said no replacement bench would be ordered.

He said: “We don’t feel minded to replace it as it (another theft) has happened again. The thieves would have had to have a pick up truck to take it, it was planned.”

Mr Aguss said there was no CCTV of the incident and the thieves had taken advantage of the fact the path by Whapload Road is not closed at night.

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