Po­lice track­ing stolen medal

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

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