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Pleas for century-old necklace to be returned

Medallion stolen from Benowa resort

An elderly woman is making a desperate plea for a sentimental piece of jewellery to be returned, after it was stolen from a Benowa resort.

It was among a number of items taken by the thieves who into the woman's unit at the Ross Street resort on July 31.

It is a gold medallion won by her dad in his last sprinting race, before he enlisted in the First World War.

The 85-year-old woman herself went on to become a champion sprinter and wore the medal daily for luck, since her father's death in 1978, until it was stolen.

Police are hoping the pawn brokers and the general public will help keep an eye out for the necklace.

The medallion has "AGW" engraved on the front, and "Starters H'cap A G Welch 1914" on the back.

Anyone who has any information about the medallion is asked to contact Burleigh Heads CIB on 5503 8916 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.