Thieves steal First World War medal from Melton home
Thieves stole a First World War silver medal when they raided a home in Bowley Avenue, Melton.
They broke into the property on Thursday, January 24, between 10.20am and 2.20pm.
A First World War silver medal which has a red, white and blue ribbon and is engraved, a men’s Rotary wrist watch with a black leather strap and a brass scales set with weights were stolen.
Also taken were solid silver items including a teapot with a black handle and salt and pepper pots.
Detective Constable Sam Bates, who is investigating the incident, said: “A number of distinctive silverware items were stolen from a glass display cabinet, some of the items are of great sentimental value to the victims especially the First World War medal which belonged to the victim’s family.
Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.