Police appeal for return of sentimental medallion stolen from GC resort

Gold Coast police are appealing for information after an elderly woman’s sentimental piece of jewellery was stolen during a break-in at a resort in Benowa.

The theft happened at the resort on Ross Street on July 31.

Police said the heartless thief/s nabbed a number of personal belongings which included a “gold medallion that the 85-year-old woman’s father had won in his last sprinting race prior to him enlisting in the 2nd light horse battalion in 1915 and fighting in the first world war”.


Detectives said the elderly victim herself went on to become a champion sprinter, and since her father’s death in 1978 she has worn the medallion daily for good luck.

Engraved on the front of the missing medallion are the letters “AGW” and on the back are the words “Starters H’cap A G Welch 1914”.

The medallion holds extreme sentimental value to the elderly woman and police are appealing for its return.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Burleigh Heads CIB on 55 038 916 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.