Gold medalists Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller of the Bahamas pose on the podium during the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
BRADENTON, Fla. - An Olympic gold medal belonging to Demetrius Pinder, a winner in the Men's 4X400 Relay in the 2012 London Olympic Games, was stolen 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.
The medal is 24k gold with a purple neck band. It has 'London 2012' inscribed.
Pinder said as he was leaving his vehicle, he saw a man he described as suspicious.
According to the statement, "He wasn't accusing the man of the theft, but wanted to let PD know about him."
Some fingerprints from the vehicle were being processed and a black glove was found not far from the scene.
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