Burglars steal WWII medals and jewellery from Hemel Hempstead home

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after Second World War medals were stolen from a home in Hemel Hempstead.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 5:26 pm

The incident happened in Ellingham Road, sometime between 6pm on Thursday, January 9 and 11.30am the following day.

Burglars broke into the property through a rear conservatory door, which had been left unlocked.

Cash and jewellery were taken, as well as two war medals – namely ‘the Atlantic Star’ and the ‘Peace’ medal, which were issued to service men and women after the Second World War.

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Detective constable Karen Jordan said: “Although the medals are common and of little monetary value, they are hugely sentimental to the victim who has been left very upset by what has happened.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have come across them to please get in touch. I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area between the times stated. Any information could greatly assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to email DC Jordan at [email protected]

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via their online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/2858/20.

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Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

If a crime is in progress or someone’s life is in danger, call 999 immediately.