Woman, 73, ‘heartbroken’ after thieves steal dad's World War II medals

A 73-year-old woman has been left “heartbroken” after thieves broke into her home and stole her dad's World War II medals.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 8:03 pm

The treasured family heirlooms were stolen overnight on Wednesday, May 12 from a property in Howard Street, Dinnington, police said.

The thieves reportedly broke into an outhouse at the address and snatched a display box containing the victim’s father’s WWII medals, including an Africa Star, two 1939-1945 Bronze Stars and a collection of other WWII medals and ribbons.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The items are extremely sentimental to the victim and her family, and they are heartbroken by this crime.”

Howard Street, Dinnington.

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Officers are appealing for any information which might help them reunite the stolen items with their rightful owners.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting crime reference number 14/74462/21 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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