A member of the winning Bahamian relay team from last year’s Summer Olympics has reported that his gold medal was stolen from his truck in Bradenton.
Demetrius Rashad Pinder, 24, reported the theft Wednesday morning from his 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 that was parked in the 4600 block of 66th St. W., Bradenton police said.
He said the medal, which he won as a member of the winning 4x400 relay team at the 2012 Summer Games in London, was in the truck Tuesday night.
But when he got into the vehicle the next morning, he saw papers from the console on the passenger seat and noticed that the medal was missing, he told officers.
The medal, which was valued at $45,000, has “London 2012” and “4x400” inscribed on the front and hangs from a purple lanyard. The medal has the figure of a woman on the front and other graphics on the back.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to 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, anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (866) 634-8477 or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com.