War vet's medals stolen ahead of Remembrance Day

Chris Doucette, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:36 PM ET

TORONTO — A Toronto woman is anxious for her grandfather's war medals to be returned after they were stolen, along with other valuables, during a break-and-enter at her home just before Remembrance Day.

Toronto Police reported a thief broke into the woman's home on Friday, between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., and made off with the First World War and Second World War medals as well as jewelry and other property.

Investigators are appealing for help from the public in tracking down the missing medals.

"All the local pawn businesses have been notified to be on the lookout for the medals," Det.-Const. Nathan Gibson said Tuesday. "So, hopefully, they will turn up."

Gibson said five medals were snatched, but he was unable to provide a description. He said they are of great sentimental value to the homeowner because they were earned by her grandfather.

If the thief has a heart, there are ways to return the medals without any questions being asked, he said.

"You could make arrangements through Crime Stoppers to leave the medals somewhere," Gibson suggested.

chris.doucette@sunmedia.ca


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