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Two World War One Medals Stolen From Elderly Person In Send

Published on: 24 Apr, 2013
Updated on: 26 Apr, 2013
1914-15 Star

1914-15 Star

Two World War One medals have been stolen in a daytime burglary at the home of elderly person in Send.

The medals including the ‘1914-15 star’ were awarded to the victim’s father-in-law D. C. Moxham, Royal Flying Corps. The name is normally inscribed on the back of the star medal. Sentimental items including a wedding ring, a diamond flower head ring and gold tie pin were also stolen in the incident which happened on April 3.

Thieves caused £100 worth of damage when they forced their way in through a back door of the property in the vicinity of the A247 sometime between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

The suspects are described as two well built white men, aged in their twenties and wearing dark winter clothing.

Detective Constable Jack Yearwood investigating said: “This was a brazen crime in which the home of an 89-year-old householder was targeted in a brutal fashion in daylight. The items taken were of huge sentimental value and I would urge anyone who may have seen them for sale or been offered them to buy to contact me urgently.

“Crimes of this nature are an appalling intrusion into the lives of the elderly within our communities and can leave victims feeling vulnerable in their own homes. I am advising residents to remain vigilant to their security and for neighbours of elderly homeowners to keep an eye out for suspicious people around their area.

Surrey Police Badge“It is imperative that all residents remain vigilant about home security and ensure that windows and doors are securely locked. If you are in need of crime prevention advice please contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 and speak to the Crime Reduction Advisor.”

Anyone with information which could help Surrey Police locate the offenders and bring them to justice is asked to call 101 quoting reference GD/13/2662. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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