War Medals Stolen

10 November 2014, 19:23

War Medals Stolen in Burglary

An investigation's underway after war medals were stolen in a burglary in Bromley the day before Remembrance Sunday.

Three medals and a some cash were taken from the home of an 82 year old woman.

The Metropolitan Police said the victim was "very distraught" and had worn her father's medals to previous Remembrance Day parades.

Two of the medals were awarded to the victim's father in the First World War after he was very badly wounded.

They were attached to ribbons and at least one was engraved with the name H. A. SYMS around the edge.

The woman's father was awarded the third stolen medal for working as a civil servant during the Second World War.

It had a red and blue ribbon and was kept in a small box with a letter signed by the Queen.

The burglary took place in Shoreham Way, Bromley between 1-3pm on Saturday.

Detective Constable Claire White from Bromley Police burglary squad said: "The victim is 82-years-old and has regularly worn her father's medals to Remembrance Day parades.

"The victim is understandably very distraught that her father's medals have been taken as they mean so much to her."

No arrests have been made.

Anyone who has been offered the medals to buy or has any information is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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