73-year-old woman ‘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, 3:59 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th May 2021, 4:10 pm

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

The thieves reportedly broke into an outhouse at the address and snatched a display box containing the victim’s father’s WW2 medals, including an Africa Star, two 1939-1945 Bronze Stars and a collection of other WW2 medals and ribbons.

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

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Howard Street, Dinnington.

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.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.