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Police appeal after WW1 medals stolen from 'heartbroken' 94-year-old woman

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Police are appealing for information after a 94-year-old woman had her father's war medals stolen from her home.

Three masked men smashed a glass back door and threatened the pensioner on Saturday 13 November at around 19:10 in her home off Hilltop Road in Oldbury, West Midlands Police said.

The woman was threatened with violence to open her safe where the war medals were kept, with the group taking the medals along with cash and jewellery, the force added.

The 94-year-old is said to have been left unharmed but "very shaken" by the incident. 

Two round World War One medals with ribbon and the engraving 'TA Morris' were taken.

A Queen Victoria 'Goblet Florin' - a two-shilling piece minted in 1800 - and a five-shilling piece made into a brooch were also stolen.

Detective Sergeant Ian Comfort 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."

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via their website's live chat, or call 101 quoting 20/1478678/21.

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