91-Year-Old Man's WW1 Medals Stolen In New Milton

18 December 2018, 15:20

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Burglars have stolen two World War One medals from a 91 year old man's home in Milford-on-Sea.

Police think the thieves got access to the property in Lymington Road, Milford-on-Sea, by forcing open a key safe mounted on the outside wall on December 5 or 6. 

They also dismantled the security lights and burglar alarms.

An untidy search of all rooms was carried out and the two WW1 medals and a Raymond Weil watch were stolen from the master bedroom.

The medals, which were awarded to the victim’s uncle, are described as being engraved with details including: Private 19260 with Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment around the edge.

The watch has a small gold plated round face with a black leather strap.

An antique gold heart-shaped pendant on a long chain that belonged to the victim’s late wife was also taken, along with 12 bottles of single malt whisky and 12 bottles of red and white wine.

Some of the parts from the CCTV/burglar alarm were found in neighbouring Lyndale Close.