Theft of Commonwealth Games medal

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police appeal for information following theft of Commonwealth Games medal”

Hamilton Police are appealing for information following the theft of a Commonwealth Games gold medal belonging to boxer David Nyika.

Mr Nyika was in Auckland when he noticed his medal, as well as vouchers, had been stolen from his car.

He reported it to Police on Sunday 29 April.

Detective Sergeant Paul Slater of Hamilton Tactical Crime Unit says Police have been conducting enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage at a number of locations in Auckland.

“We want to speak to anyone who has information or was in the area at the time.

“We also want to speak to the people pictured as we believe they can help us with our enquiries.

“Obviously a Commonwealth Games medal is very distinctive and of high sentimental value to the victim and his family.

Our priority is to return this medal to its rightful owner.

“We believe someone will know where it is or who these people are in these photos so we can speak to them.”

The images attached are from a retail store in Onehunga, Auckland.

If anyone has information they can contact Detective Sergeant Paul Slater on (07) 858 6200.

Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
You can view images, online at: http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-appeal-information-following-theft-commonwealth-games-medal

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