A Royal Mail post box. Picture: Pixabay.

Two historic Royal Mail post boxes in West Norfolk have been stolen.

They have been taken from Well Hall Lane in Ashwicken and East End, High Street, in Thornham.

Both have the Royal Cypher ‘GR’ on them and police believe thieves have stolen them to sell online.

It it thought the thefts could be linked to a third report made last month where a post box, with the Royal Cypher ‘ER’, was stolen from Thorpland Lane in Runcton Holme between 8.30am and 2pm on Tuesday, December 21.

Anyone who may have information about the recent thefts or the whereabouts of the stolen post boxes is asked to contact PC Amy Chalcraft in Op Solve on 101 quoting crime reference 36/3678/22.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.