A 93-YEAR-OLD man has had his treasured OBE, of "great sentimental value", stolen in a burglary.
Croydon detectives are appealing for information, especially from anyone offered an OBE to buy, after the treasured medal was taken during a burglary in Sanderstead on Friday, January 23.
A commemorative silver medallion coin from Korea and a gold cigar piercer were also stolen.
Trainee Detective Constable Nick Billing said: "The victim is understandably upset at the loss of his OBE and medal as these are of great sentimental value to him and his family. I would urge anyone with any information that may assist us to contact the police immediately".
Anyone with any information, or who has been offered these to buy, should contact Croydon Police's CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
OBE, or Officer of the British Empire, medals are bestowed by the Queen in the twice-yearly honours liststo recognise exceptional achievement or service.