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New Zealand military medals stolen in Lunenburg

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

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caption RCMP are asking for the public's help to find four missing military medals.
Danielle Cameron

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.

caption 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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