A family in Canberra has been reunited with eight World War II medals and other memorabilia, after several items were allegedly stolen in January.
Police say three boxes of memorabilia were stolen, including the war medals, a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) award, a WWII aircraft logbook, photographs and a 1964 Studebaker dashboard.
The items were among three boxes of memorabilia reported stolen from a home in Campbell and on Friday, July 30, detectives investigating the burglary executed a search warrant at a home in Gowrie after a tip off.
During the search, they located the missing medals, some of the items reported stolen, as well as other items reported stolen in separate alleged crimes.
ACT Police Detective Acting Inspector Mark Steel said the medals had little monetary value, but "the sentimental significance to their owner can never be overstated."
"Being able to return stolen items to where they should be is one of the best parts of policing. While we get to do it quite often, it is a little unusual for it to be items that are so precious to a whole family.
"While we haven't recovered everything stolen in the January burglary, I would ask anyone who may have seen or heard of the CBE award or a distinctive Studebaker car dashboard being offered for sale to get in touch with police."
An investigation into the whereabouts of the remaining missing items is ongoing.
Police urge anyone with information which will help locate them to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.