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    It's a bit unfair to blame the delivery drivers.
    They've been very busy and been out there working during all these lockdowns.

    Covid has changed the mindset a little bit too with all the"leave the parcel outside,knock on the door and standback until the customer picks up parcel"

    I'm sure the delivery driver is gutted about the medals going missing the same as the rest of us.

    The blame is on the theiving toe rag who nicked the parcel.

    But as the owner of the medals has said,he is not interested in prosecution or who's fault it was,he just wants the medals back and that will be the end of the matter.
    Hopefully the thief was just hoping for a smart phone or tablet and now they know they are medals will just return them at some point.

    But if not then we need to keep an eye out for them.
    Thunderbolt made a good suggestion about e-bay and I will pop in there to have a look now and then and I'm planning a visit to Arundel at some point so I will have a nose around but I imagine the police will message any legit dealers and give them a heads up.
    Markets and carboots could be a likely sales point so keep our eyes open.

    I have found a picture of the medals in radio Sussex Twitter page but I can't post pics here but if anyone here with tech skills could post it then it may help.

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      A friend of mine who runs an antique shop near Arundel believes there’s been someone touting them around in the area. He had someone in his shop yesterday asking whether or not he would buy military medals. He thought it a bit of a coincidence as he’s had no one asking that question for several years.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Brian Fantana View Post
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      A friend of mine who runs an antique shop near Arundel believes there’s been someone touting them around in the area. He had someone in his shop yesterday asking whether or not he would buy military medals. He thought it a bit of a coincidence as he’s had no one asking that question for several years.
      That's interesting.
      Definitely worth your friend mentioning it to the police or the radio sussex if he hasn't already.
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      That's interesting.
      Definitely worth your friend mentioning it to the police or the radio sussex if he hasn't already.
      Definitely. I believe he already has. He had actually only found out about the missing medals AFTER the visit from this person.
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      A friend of mine who runs an antique shop near Arundel believes there’s been someone touting them around in the area. He had someone in his shop yesterday asking whether or not he would buy military medals. He thought it a bit of a coincidence as he’s had no one asking that question for several years.
      Does he have cctv in his shop and pictures of who it was?
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      Does he have cctv in his shop and pictures of who it was?
      Unfortunately no CCTV as I understand it, but I believe he’s passed on a description to the police. It might be nothing, but it was the coincidence of the question that struck him when he subsequently saw the story online. That, and the fact that the person didn’t have the medals with them. He thought it unusual, even at the time, that someone would just come in and ask whether or not he’d buy a particular item but not actually said item to be appraised.
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      Adam Hole's theory was that the opportunist thief who nicked them may have thought they were a phone or some other desirable tech item. What worries me is that, having discovered what was in the package, they simply dumped them and therefore they could be lying around in a garden or bin close to where the theft occurred. Of course that's just assuming it was someone with no idea of the worth of these medals, financial or sentimental; not that "sentimental" adequately covers what they mean to their rightful owner.
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      It’s sad when these things go missing. My great grandfather got killed at Passendaele and the medals and letters passed down the family. They were due to go to a specialist auction in Northumberland that would have enabled me to bid for them but they were put in a general sale some weeks previous and someone got a bargain and they moved out of the family. I was gutted.
      Hope these ones find their way home.
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      It’s sad when these things go missing. My great grandfather got killed at Passendaele and the medals and letters passed down the family. They were due to go to a specialist auction in Northumberland that would have enabled me to bid for them but they were put in a general sale some weeks previous and someone got a bargain and they moved out of the family. I was gutted.
      Hope these ones find their way home.
      Bit confused.....if they were passed down the family why were they going to be auctioned?
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