Burglars break in and steal Hatfield war heroes’ medals

PUBLISHED: 14:33 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:33 23 August 2018

These medals were stolen in a Hatfield burglary. Picture: supplied by Herts Police

These medals were stolen in a Hatfield burglary. Picture: supplied by Herts Police

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Police have released pictures of stolen medals of “huge sentimental value” in the hopes of getting them returned.

These medals were stolen in a Hatfield burglary. Picture: supplied by Herts PoliceThese medals were stolen in a Hatfield burglary. Picture: supplied by Herts Police

The burglary happened in Stockbreach Close, some time between Tuesday, August 14 and Monday, August 20.

Offender(s) smashed a downstairs window and searched the property before taking a number of war medals which belonged to the victim’s late father and grandfather.

They also took some coins before leaving.

Detective sergeant Malcolm Dey, who is investigating, said: “The items that have been stolen have huge sentimental value and simply cannot be replaced.

These medals were stolen in a Hatfield burglary. Picture: supplied by Herts PoliceThese medals were stolen in a Hatfield burglary. Picture: supplied by Herts Police

“I want to reassure the victim that we are doing all we can to trace the person or people responsible for this burglary.

“I am asking that people be aware and to contact me if they see items matching the ones in the photographs for sale on social media selling groups, or displayed in antique or pawn shops.

“Equally, if you saw any suspicious activity in the area between the dates stated, please email me at malcolm.dey@herts.pnn.police.uk or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/29421/18.

“You can also report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.”

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