BRADENTON, Fla. - An arrest has been made in the case of the stolen Olympic medal, the Bradenton Police Department confirms.
Demetrius Pinder is a winner in the Men's 4X400 Relay in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
His medal was stolen September 11, after he left it in his car in a parking lot, according to police.
Pinder reported the theft shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning at 4601 66th Street West in Bradenton. He said he left it in the car around 9:30 the night before. He said the car was locked, but there was no sign of forced entry, according to a police statement.
On September 19, as detectives continued to investigate the case, they found 22-year-old suspect Allen Nichols in the 2900 block of 6th Avenue West.
He was taken into custody, however, the medal remains missing.
Detectives are continuing their investigation and attempting to locate the Olympic Gold Medal.
The medal is 24k gold with a purple neck band. It has 'London 2012' inscribed.
Anyone having information with regard to this case is asked to call Bradenton Police Detective K.B. Magown at (941) 932-9300.
To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip through the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com .
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