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Appeal after war medals stolen in Cronton burglary

News   •   Feb 15, 2019 15:32 GMT

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace medals stolen during a burglary in Cronton on Thursday (14 February).

A report was received at 9pm that a house on Alder Lane had been burgled and a number of items stolen.

Three male offenders are believed to have forced entry to the building through a side window and rear door at around 8pm.

They carried out an untidy search of a number of room sat the property and it was later discovered that two war medals had been taken, a gold Omega De Ville watch and a silver Seiko watch as well as vehicle keys.

The Omega watch is described as having an oval dial, Champagne baton with integral sold satin bracelet.

The scene has been forensically examined, house to house enquiries have been carried out and CCTV opportunities are being explored.

Detective Inspector Matt Kerr said: "The victim, a man in his 80s, has had a number of irreplaceable items take. The two medals – which were his uncle’s - are of huge sentimental value.
"I ask members of the public to be on the lookout in case they are offered such items either discarded or for sale, on the street, in a pawnbrokers or online.

"Our investigations will continue until we catch those responsible and I would urge anyone who has any information that can help us to reunite the victim with their property to contact the police.”

If you would like more information about how to keep you and your property safe, visit www.merseyside.police.uk/advice-and-protection/ or contact your local crime prevention officer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100051210 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.