First World War medals among sentimental items stolen in burglary

Posted on 10th July 2014

Burglars stole First World War medals, Derbyshire Football Association accolades and a sterling silver pocket watch from a house in Derby.

The offenders smashed a window in the door of a house in Burton Road and searched inside.

Among the items stolen were medals awarded to the victim’s grandfather, who had served in the Machine Gun Corps during World War One.

The burglars took a hallmarked sterling silver pocket watch engraved with ‘JEC Powell’, which was kept in a silver case.

Silver medals awarded by Derbyshire Football Association, a black Voigtlander camera, a black Praktica camera and a lawnmower were also stolen.

The break-in took place between 9pm on Tuesday, July 1 and 9pm on Sunday, July 6.

Detectives investigating the offence want to hear from anyone who might have seen or heard people acting suspiciously in Burton Road, near to the junction with Farley Road, between those dates.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 28400/14.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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