A thief has stolen 9 war medals from an elderly Victorian man and left behind faeces.
Police say the 91-year-old returned to the Frankston house in Melbourne’s southeast last week to find his home had been ransacked, and the World War II medals gone.
The medals included MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) and citation awards.
Detectives believe the house was burgled between July 8 and 10.
Other things missing included a substantial amount of cash, jewellery and an army uniform.
“Detectives also believe the offender defecated at the side of the house and used some of the stolen clothing to clean themselves,” police said in a statement on July 16.