Actually Gareth, we believe that the thieves tripped the security system at the moment they broke in...They knew that they didn't have much time and just grabbed what they could on their way out the door...My Canonet happened to be sitting on the sideboard in the dining room.
Most people wouldn't have a clue how to use a Canonet, let alone a manual rangefinder, and there's only one camera shop in town which will take used equipment. I will wait another week and then go and visit to see if they have any recently acquired Canonets in stock...

Kent