Surrey RCMP calls on ‘heartless’ thief to return stolen war medals

"It defies all logic," Corporal Scotty Schumann said of the theft. "Heartless, the person that took it.

A thief stole these war medals during a break-in in Newton on June 14. Owner desperate to get dad's medals back.

SURREY — Surrey Mounties hope to reunite stolen military medals with their rightful owner. But first, they need the thief to grow a heart and return them.

“It defies all logic,” Corporal Scotty Schumann said of the theft. “Heartless, the person that took it.

“It defies logic as to why someone would even want to steal them given their value is purely sentimental. Hopefully the suspect will realize this and return the collection or someone will recognize it and help get it back to its rightful owner.”

The irreplaceable framed collection of Second World War medals and other keepsakes from the owner’s deceased father were stolen during a residential break-in June 14 in Newton, in the 6300-block of 126th Street.

“It’s hard to image the heartache felt by this victim at having some of the last few memories of his father being stolen,” Schumann said.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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