Police tracking stolen medal
A PARALYMPIC sailing medal was stolen from Royal Perth Yacht Club in Crawley about 1.40am on Monday, August 8.
Jamie Dunross, who won the gold medal in the three-crew Sonar division at the Sydney Paralympics, said he would not accept a replica.
“The medal was the one put around my neck, so it’s the one that I won,” he said.
Police said an alarm sounded at the club on Australia II Drive after its rear doors were forced open, before two display cabinets inside were smashed, and several items including the medal were taken.
Club general manager Stuart Walton said it appeared the thieves did not target the medal, but came across it during their raid.
Yesterday, police said they had established a link between the stealing of a white Hino Van used in the raid, which was found burnt out in Cottesloe at 4am.
About two hours after the raid, a large delivery truck was found destroyed by fire in Kinnear Ramble, Mosman Park, after it was earlier stolen from a Carrington Street, Nedlands business.
On July 3, a delivery van stolen from Canning Vale was used to raid Mosman Park IGA supermarket, before it was dumped and destroyed by fire at the nearby intersection of McCabe and Palmerston streets.
Police will investigate any potential links between the trucks and the yacht club raid.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.