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5:50pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A NUMBER of medals and badges of huge sentimental value have been stolen.
A chalet-style static caravan on a private park on Hillcrest Park, Wythall, was broken into and a National Service medal among others was stolen.
Also taken was a Bomber Command medal in a long blue box with gold edging, a Veterans badge awarded to people who served in HM Armed Forces, a 92 Squadron badge, a Bevin Boy badge awarded to those who worked in the mines under the Bevin Boys scheme in the 1940s, and other commemorative medals.
Detective Constable Tony Flannagan of West Mercia Police said the offenders may try to sell the medals together as a collection, possibly in the Birmingham area.
He said: “Although this burglary was a few weeks ago, we have only recently received full details of the stolen property.
“The medals and badges belonged to an elderly man in his 80s, and are of huge sentimental value so we would very much like to be able to get them back for him.”
The incident happened between July 31 and August 1.
Anyone with information, including anyone who sees the medals offered for sale,can call 101 quoting incident 176-s-010813 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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