COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Colorado Springs would like the help locating one or more suspects in the burglary of the home of a former member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.
Police said On May 31 officers responded to a reported burglary in progress call in the 300 block of North Spruce Street.
“Upon arrival officers found that the front door to the residence had been forced open and that several items, including coins in old ammo cans and a laptop computer were stolen during the burglary,” police said in a statement.
Police said the burglary happened between 8 a.m. and noon while the resident was away.
The victim has been identified as Franklin Macon, 87. He’s a World War II veteran and former member of the Tuskegee Airmen. Macon’s Congressional Tuskegee Airmen Medal was also stolen.
“This medal holds great sentimental value to Mr. Macon and the Colorado Springs Police Department would like to see this medal returned to Mr. Macon,” police said. “The medal is extremely rare, is made of bronze, and depicts the airmen on the front, and three aircraft on the back.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Colorado Springs Police Department.