• Police seek return of Purple Heart stolen in Leicester home invasion


    LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Police say one of the items stolen in an armed home invasion in Leicester last weekend was a Purple Heart earned by the World War II veteran father of one of the victims.

    Two men, one of whom had a gun, entered a home on Sunday night and tied up three occupants before stealing cash, jewelry and the medal. No one was hurt.

    The victims freed themselves and called police.

    Investigators tell The Telegram & Gazette the Purple Heart was earned by a man who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and fought on Iwo Jima.

    A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

    Meanwhile, police say the Purple Heart can be turned in, no questions asked.

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