DC Police: Historical item given to President Reagan by PM Margaret Thatcher stolen
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
D.C. police are asking for the public's help locating a suspect who stole items of significant historical value on Sunday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, March 1.
One of the artifacts stolen was a 1930's era sterling silver tea set given to President Ronald Reagan by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The tea set was stolen within the last month from the Capitol Hill home of Jim Denton, son of late Alabama Senator Jeremiah Denton.
Denton spoke with ABC7 News by phone on Friday and said he bought the tea set online for $18,000 from a London auction house. He says the set was kept inside his living room in a black case.
Denton said he noticed the tea set was gone Sunday and called police.
Police released a video that shows the set of silver spoons in a box with the United States President Seal stamped on it. A label inside the box says "From the desk of Margaret Thatcher" and is addressed to Reagan.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099.
This story has been updated