Po­lice go ex­tra mile for proud daugh­ter af­ter medals re­turn

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Jil­lian McKee

WORLD War II medals stolen al­most two weeks ago from a St Marys home have been re­turned to their owner.

Lor­raine Roberts made a pub­lic ap­peal af­ter four of her fa­ther’s ser­vices medals were stolen along with a num­ber of other items from her Kenny Ave home on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 28.

Mrs Roberts said she re­turned home from work on Tues­day, Novem­ber 9 to find the medals and a few items of jew­ellery had been re­turned anony­mously.

“I found the box on a ta­ble out­side my house. I was shocked that the medals were ac­tu­ally in­side,” Mrs Roberts said.

“I don’t know what pos­sessed them to bring them back but at least they have. I was so sur­prised.”

Mrs Roberts also thanked St Marys po­lice of­fi­cers for their ef­forts in help­ing re­turn the medals.

“Con­sta­ble Brett Henry and his team went above and be­yond for me. I am so blessed to have them (the medals) back,” Mrs Roberts said.

In­spec­tor Tracy Stone said St Marys po­lice also had the four medals mounted and framed at no cost to Mrs Roberts.

“We thought we could make some­thing nice out of some­thing hor­ri­ble that hap­pened. We know the gift will be trea­sured by Mrs Roberts and it is great for the po­lice to as­sist with that mem­ory,” Insp Stone said.

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