October 2, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police say Albuquerque investigators are monitoring resale outlets for military medals stolen from an 89-year-old World War II veteran, and a U.S. senator wants the medals replaced.
Albuquerque police spokeswoman Tasia Martinez said detectives are watching pawn shops and antique stores for the framed service medals that were among items taken from Roy Hopper's home during a break-in last month. Hopper was in the hospital at the time after falling and breaking his hip.
Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, told KOB-TV that his staff is working on getting those medals replaced.
In 1991, Hopper was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic efforts during World War II.
Collectors say if difficult to put a price tag on such medals.