By Tristan Harris Monday 23 September 2013 Updated: 24/09 15:36
A MAN in his 80s has been left devastated after having sentimental army service medals and badges stolen from him during a burglary in Wythall.
The items were taken from a chalet-style static caravan on a private park on Hillcrest Park between July 31 and August 1.
One was a national service medal and another was a Bomber Command medal - both of those were in long blue boxes with gold edging.
Others included a Veterans badge awarded to people who served in HM Armed Forces, a 92 Squadron badge, a Bevin Boy badge awarded to those who worked in the mines under the Bevin Boys scheme in the 1940s, and other commemorative medals.
Det Con Tony Flannagan of West Mercia Police said those who had taken the medals and badges may try to sell them as a collection, possibly in Birmingham.
"Although this burglary was a few weeks ago, we have only recently received full details of the stolen property.
“The medals and badges belonged to an elderly man in his 80s, and are of huge sentimental value so we would very much like to be able to get them back for him.”
Any witnesses to the theft or anyone with any information should call DC Flannagan on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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