Authorities in Southern California said three Olympic medals belonging to a member of the US women’s volleyball team were stolen during a home burglary last week, the second case in which a team member was robbed. his medal this year.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said on the night of Oct. 29 they raided a residence in Laguna Hills where the medals were being temporarily stored.
The medals, one gold, one silver and one bronze, belong to a member of the 2012, 2016 and 2020 US women’s volleyball teams. They were in a safe that was stolen. The volleyball team won gold at the most recent games in Tokyo, which was pushed back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Silver was won during the 2012 London Olympics and bronze was captured at the 2016 games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Authorities have not identified which athlete the medals belonged to. Fox News Digital has contacted the sheriff’s department.
Investigators have not identified a suspect in the case.
Earlier this year, owners of a barbershop in Anaheim, also in Orange County, returned a medal belonging to Jordyn Poulter. The Olympian reported the theft on May 25 when she discovered her car had been broken into in an Anaheim parking lot.
The barbershop owners found it in a plastic bag outside the business and turned it over to police.
The 31-year-old suspect charged in the case has a “long criminal history,” police said.
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Poulter was part of the team that won gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
Associated Press contributed to this report.