Three Olympic medals belonging a U.S. woman’s volleyball player were taken by authorities in Southern California. This was the second time this year that a medal had been stolen from a member of the team.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, a Laguna Hills residence was broken into and the medals were temporarily stored.
The gold, silver, and bronze medals belong to U.S. citizens who were part of the 2012, 2016, and 2020 U.S. Olympic teams. Women’s volleyball teams. They were inside a safe that had been taken. The gold medal was won by the volleyball team at the Tokyo Games, but it was delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2012 London Olympics won the silver medal, while the Rio de Janeiro games in 2016 captured the bronze.
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Authorities are yet to identify the athlete who the medals belong to. Fox News Digital reached out to the sheriff’s office.
The suspect has not been identified by investigators.
Jordyn Puulter’s medal was returned by the owners of an Anaheim barbershop earlier this year. On May 25, the Olympian discovered her car had been stolen at an Anaheim parking lot.
It was found in a bag outside the barbershop and the owners handed it to police.
Police said that the 31-year old suspect in this case has a long criminal record.
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Poulter was part the team that won the Tokyo Olympics gold medal.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.