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First World War medals stolen during Redditch burglary
3:10pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
TWO war medals were among items taken during a burglary at a house in Redditch.
It happened in Coleford Close at about midnight on Tuesday, August 20.
An attempt had been made to force the patio door before entry had been gained through two wooden doors, causing £1,200 damage.
The burglary was reported by a neighbour at the time, but it was only when the occupants arrived back from holiday that police were able to establish what was stolen.
It included two First World War medals, in their original envelopes, which had been presented to owner Keith Rowland’s grandfather, George William Rowland, who served in the Worcestershire Regiment and died in 1954. They were of great sentimental value to the Rowland family.
Also stolen were an X Box and games worth £200 and a Nexus tablet worth £150.
Witnesses or anyone with information, including anyone who knows where the medals are, are asked to contact Detective Constable Colin Millward at West Mercia Police on the non-emergency number quoting incident 631-s-290813 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
A Redditch man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
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