Sad to report:
Elsewhere too -
Now here’s a good idea:
Comment by Claire Frost on our Facebook post:
Baffling and upsetting. One wonders what these criminals might steal next. War memorials? Statues?
It is sadly unlikely that these artifacts will appear on public antique listings. More likely: they will have been stolen to order by organised criminals with the kind of resources it takes to physically remove these items.