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Wyoming police report multiple stolen military medals

October 22, 2019 GMT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming authorities have reported military medals dating back to World War II were stolen from a trailer outside a veteran organization.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Monday that Cheyenne police were alerted of the theft Monday after a passerby found an emptied shadow box near Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1881.

Cheyenne police says the passerby called Martha Albright whose father’s medals were inside the shadow box.

Authorities say Albright donated Purple Heart, Bronze Star medals and other items about two years ago for Armed Forces Day.

Authorities say only the medals were missing.

Cheyenne police says the officer investigating the case notified nearby pawn shops.

Authorities say the department has an online system that coordinates with pawn shops.

An investigation is ongoing.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com