New Zealand military medals stolen in Lunenburg

Gear recovered, but four medals and a knife are still missing

Four New Zealand military medals were stolen in Lunenburg on Nov. 14 and the RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding them.

RCMP released a statement on Wednesday asking for assistance.

“I don’t know with a military medal like that if you can even put a dollar value on that,” said Sgt. David Ferguson with Lunenburg County District RCMP.

RCMP said the theft occurred on Cornwall Road in Lunenburg. The medals were taken from a parked car, along with a number of other items.

The four missing medals.   courtesy of RCMP

The missing medals are described as a New Zealand Operational Service Medal, a New Zealand Afghanistan Primary Medal, a New Zealand Special Service Medal and a New Zealand Defence Medal.

A passerby found some of the other items the following day, in a ditch near the crime scene. The recovered items are a camouflaged ruck sack, pouch, vest, trench spade, two sleeping bags, a tactical helmet and a pair of knee-high winter boots.

Only the medals and a knife are still missing.

Ferguson said anyone with information should contact the Lunenburg County District RCMP at 902-634-8674. For those with information who wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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