Reward offered for stolen WWII medals

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VISTA, Calif. — Authorities asked the public Thursday for help in determining who stole a World War II veteran’s military service medals during a recent North County residential burglary.

Stolen War MedalsSan Diego County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.

The home-invasion theft in the 1000 block of Prospect Place in Vista occurred sometime between Nov. 27 and last Saturday, according to sheriff’s officials.

The medals have negligible monetary worth but carry considerable sentimental value for the victim, who was wounded during the war and had to spend nearly a year under hospital care to recover, Detective Lisa Jenkins said.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to the nonprofit agency at (888) 580-8477 or contact it online at Tipsters may remain anonymous.

1 Comment

  • Kyle

    Does anyone know if this situation has been resolved. If not, let's work toward having them replaced and presented to him by a contingent of Marines. This can be arranged.

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