Stolen War Medals Prompts Police Appeal

A LARGE quantity of antique jewellery and a number of war medals including a Burma Star of high sentimental value to the family were stolen during a burglary at a home in Fairview Road, Stevenage. Police today (Wednesday) appealed for information and witn

A LARGE quantity of antique jewellery and a number of war medals including a Burma Star of high sentimental value to the family were stolen during a burglary at a home in Fairview Road, Stevenage.

Police today (Wednesday) appealed for information and witnesses after the raid on Saturday.

Also taken was a quantity of money.

Pc David Vince, investigating, said: "The family were very devastated to find that the jewellery and war medals had been stolen.


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"If anyone has been offered the antique jewellery or medals for sale then I would strongly urge that they call me as soon as possible.

"We believe the offenders gained access to the back garden via an alleyway and it appears that it took a number of attempts to get into the property.

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"We also had a report of a suspicious grey pick-up van in the vicinity on Saturday afternoon and I would ask anyone who believes they may have seen this vehicle or anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact me.

"If you can help please call police on the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, an independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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