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.
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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