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Can you help police find medals stolen in Southampton burglary?

Can you help police reunite a burglary victim in Southampton with medals which belonged to his great-grandfather?


The burglary took place at an address in Dover Street on Sunday (17 July) between 6am and 6.30am.


Entry to the premises was gained via a rear garden in Bath Street and then the back door of the property.


Several items worth around £1800 were stolen, including ten bowls medals which belonged to the occupant’s great-grandfather, as seen in the image.

One of the medals is a William the Fourth £2 coin made of 22 carat gold.


Other stolen items included a Lumix TZ100 Camera worth £400 and a Panasonic DMC Camera worth up to £500.


Debit and credit cards were taken and used in a nearby Esso Garage on Lodge Road.


Do you recognise the man in this CCTV image?


Have you seen these medals, or has someone tried to sell them to you in person or online?


Did you see anything suspicious in the area at the time of the burglary?


Do you know what happened to any of the other items?


PC Sparks said: “These medals are priceless to their owner and we are hoping you can help us reunite him with an important piece of his family history.


“His great-grandfather was a founding member of county bowls in Hampshire, and won the medals between 1890 and 1898 – so these precious heirlooms are irreplaceable.


“We are also releasing a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to in connection with this incident. If you are in the image, or know who he is, please get in touch.”


Anyone with information which could assist the police investigation can contact police on 101 or report online, quoting 44220286558.