Three masked men steal war medals from pensioner’s home in Oldbury

Police are appealing for information following the incident

<p>A 94-year-old woman was threatened with violence to open her safe where the war medals were kept </p>

A 94-year-old woman was threatened with violence to open her safe where the war medals were kept

Three men stormed their way into a 94-year-old woman’s home and stole her father’s World War One medals over the weekend.

The masked men smashed the glass back door and threatened the pensioner in her home off Hilltop Road, Oldbury at around 7.10pm, on Saturday night (13 November), the evening before Remembrance Sunday.

The woman was threatened with violence to open her safe where the war medals were kept. They took the medals along with cash and jewellery before fleeing.

Although unharmed, West Midlands Police said the pensioner has been left very shaken by the incident.

Two round WW1 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 were all stolen.

Police are appealing for information following the robbery.

Detective Sergeant Ian Comfort from Force CID, said: “If you’re offered these medals or have any information I would urge you to get in touch. 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.”

If you have any information that could help reunited these items with their rightful owner, please get in touch via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website, or by calling 101 quoting 20/1478678/21.

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