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Shocking footage has revealed how a gang of audacious thieves cut a hole in the floor of a military museum to steal 'priceless' silver historic antiques.
The daring heist took place at the Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum at Thoresby Park in Newark, in the early hours of October 29.
Among the treasure stolen was a distinctive parcel and gilt rosewater dish - said to be the sister piece to the famous Wimbledon women's singles trophy.
Steve Cox, curator for the Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum, said: 'It's disgusting that they've taken history from the people who have served and fought for this country.
'The items they have taken are priceless to the museum. How do you put a value on history?'
Pictured: The hole sawed by a gang of thieves to steal 'priceless' silver historic antiques at military museum
Pictured: A silver piece that was part of the large haul of antique silver stolen from a display case at the Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum at Thoresby Park
Pictured: Stolen silver trophy. Detectives believe the theft occurred between 2.40am and 3.30am
Detectives believe the theft occurred between 2.40am and 3.30am and released footage that showed how the gang had made their way into the museum by sawing a hole through the floor.
It was discovered after moving the