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Army medals stolen in Weymouth burglary

Officers in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a burglary in the Rodwell area of the town.

The incident is believed to have taken place sometime between 4am on Sunday 15 September and 2.45pm on Thursday 26 September 2013 at a house on Verne Road.

The offenders forced entry to the property and stole a set of Army medals belonging to the owner.

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.

“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.”

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 26:278. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Issued: 7 October 2013