SECOND world war medals have been stolen by conmen from a Felpham man.
The resident of The Old Stables in Grassmere Close noticed the theft after he was distracted by two callers.
The medals which were stolen were the Pacific Star, the Atlantic Star, a second world war service medal and a defence medal. All had King George VI’s head on them.
Two gold coins with Winston Churchill’s head on them were also stolen in the haul.
A Sussex Police spokeswoman said the crime happened about 9.30am last Saturday (March 28).
A male knocked at the door of the property to enquire about gold.
She said: “The resident allowed the male into the house to show him some gold coins and other items. Once inside, a second male that he had not noticed before, had also entered the room.
“While looking through the items, the resident moved out of sight of the males. When he returned, he realised they had left the property and had stolen the valuables.”
The first caller is described as white, in his 50s with mousy hair. The second man was described as white, in his 30s with black hair.
Any information about this incident should be given to 101 quoting serial 0408 28/03/15.
“Bogus ‘dealers’ may offer to buy antiques, furniture or jewellery at what seems to be a good price,” said the spokeswoman.
“Chances are they are trying to trick you into selling something for a lot less than it is worth. Ask them for ID and a calling card.
“If you want to sell something, choose one or two genuine dealers to value the item or ask a friend or relative for advice.”