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Army medals stolen from Rodwell house
9:49am Monday 7th October 2013 in News
AN ‘irreplaceable’ set of army medals was stolen from a house in the Rodwell area.
Dorset police are appealing for witnesses to come forward to help return the collection of medals to their rightful owner.
The incident occurred while the victim, who lives on Verne Road, was away on holiday.
Between 4am on Sunday September 15 and 2.45pm on Thursday September 26 offenders gained entry to the property and took the army medals which included those given for good service in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
A dark metallic coloured purple Kona Hoss mountain bike, laptop computer, satellite navigation system and cash were also taken.
Constable Andy Dickinson, of Weymouth police, said: “This callous act has occurred while the owner was away on holiday, and he has returned to find a quantity of personal items stolen as well as war medals of great sentimental value.
“These medals were given to the victim for good service in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals and long service awards.”
He added: “These medals are irreplaceable and I urge anyone who may have witnessed this burglary, has information about those responsible or saw any suspicious behaviour prior to the incident to contact police in confidence.
“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may be offered the stolen items for sale in unusual circumstances.”
So far no arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 26:278.
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