Arnold police recover stolen medal awarded to 90-year-old D-Day paratrooper

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by Adam McDonald, KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 26 at 5:40 PM

(KMOV) -- Arnold Police recovered a stolen French Legion of Honor medal Thursday morning that was awarded to a 90-year-old D-Day paratrooper by the president of France at the 70th anniversary commemoration.

According to Captain Robert Ruckman, a police officer saw a group of teens running from a home that had an open garage door late Wednesday night. Police were alerted Thursday morning by various home owners in the 1600 block of Piney saying some of their possessions in their garages were stolen. 

One victim told officers she works at a company that does engravings and was given the French Legion of Honor medal to engrave for the veteran, however, she discovered the next morning that the medal had been stolen. 

Upon searching the area the next day, authorities discovered a bush full of stolen items, including the medal. It is believed the thieves tossed the items in a bush while they fled the scene.

 

 

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