Police appeal after three men storm pensioner's home and steal war medals
West Midlands Police say masked men smashed through the glass back door of the pensioner’s home
Police are appealing for information after three men “stormed” into a 94-year-old woman’s home and stole her father’s First World War medals.
The masked men smashed through the glass back door of the pensioner’s home off Hilltop Road, Oldbury, at around 7.10pm on Saturday, West Midlands Police said.
They then forced her to open the safe where the medals were located through threats of violence.
The woman is said to have been left “unharmed, but very shaken” by the incident.
Two round medals with ribbon and the engraving TA Morris were taken along with a Queen Victoria Goblet Florin, which is a two-shilling piece minted in 1800, and a five shilling piece made into a brooch.
Detective Sergeant Ian Comfort, from Force CID, urged the public to come forward if they are offered any of these items.
“If you’re offered these medals or have any information I would urge you to get in touch”, he said.
“The woman is understandably heartbroken that her father’s war medals have been taken from her and is desperate to be reunited with them.
“We are carrying out urgent enquiries to try and find those responsible. If you have any information, please get in touch.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact the West Midlands Police via Live Chat on their website.