Police: Olympic gold medal stolen in Bradenton

September 12, 2013 

BRADENTON -- An Olympic gold medal was reported stolen from a car parked at a Bradenton apartment complex, according to Bradenton police.

The owner, former sprinter Demetrius Pinder, on Wednesday told officers the medal, valued at $42,000, was taken from the center console inside his car, according to a report. The car was parked at the Springs at Palma Sola, 4601 66th St. W.

Pinder won the medal with the Bahamas' 4x400 relay team the during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Pinder is an employee of IMG Academy in Bradenton, police said.

The medal is described as being 24-karat gold. It is suspended from a purple lanyard and has the images representing the 2012 London Olympiad on both sides. The medal also has 4x400m inscribed on the bottom portion of the front side, police said.

Anyone  with information can call  Bradenton  Police  Detective  Dennis French  at  941-932-9300,  or  to  remain  anonymous  and  be  eligible  for  a  cash  reward  of  up  to  $1,000, call  Crime  Stoppers  (toll  free)  at  1-866-634-8477  (TIPS)  or  send  an  anonymous E-Tip  thru  the  web  at www.manateecrimestoppers.com

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