“Police appealing for information on stolen service medals”

Auckland City Police are appealing for help to reunite a military veteran with his service medals after they were stolen during a burglary at his home in Onehunga.

The selection of medals were among a large amount of property taken from an address on Church Street, Onehunga, at about 10.45am on Sunday 23 October 2016.

The victim is a British military veteran, who served 24 years in the British military, 14 of which were under the British SAS.

The medals that were taken (see photos) are of extreme sentimental and historic value, and of great importance to the victim and his family.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may recognise the medals, or who knows where they may be, so officers can return them to their rightful owner.

Other distinctive items stolen during the burglary include a sapphire ring and necklace, a Breitling watch with a rubber wrist band, and a gold-coloured pocket watch that was given to the victim during his military career.

This watch has the victim’s name, rank and service number engraved on it.

Have you seen any of these items?

Anyone with information on their whereabouts, or who has any information about the burglary, is asked to contact Constable Daniel Ross of the Glen Innes Tactical Crime Unit on 04 212 3534 or email daniel.ross@police.govt.nz.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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