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‘Well, that didn’t take lengthy,’ SAPD police chief says USA Paralympian’s stolen gold medals are recovered

SAN ANTONIO – A backpack containing three gold medals stolen from a USA Paralympian’s automobile throughout an in a single day housebreaking has been recovered, in accordance with San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

Though, it’s at the moment unknown if the suspect, a person in his 30s or 40s, is in police custody.

Paralympian Jen Lee’s automobile was damaged into Saturday night round 7:15 p.m. at The Rim Shopping Center.

He took to Twitter Sunday, sharing surveillance video that captured the crime. Police stated the suspect approached the automobile, gained entry and took off with Lee’s backpack in hand, which contained three gold medals.

The man reportedly ran from the scene in an unknown course. No one was within the automobile on the time of the housebreaking, in accordance with SAPD.

Medals awarded to USA Paralympian Jen Lee. (Provided by Jen Lee)

Lee shared the video on social media in hopes of “getting the word out in any way possible.”

It wasn’t lengthy earlier than Chief McManus noticed the publish and confirmed the police division was working the case.


“This can’t stand,” McManus stated in a tweet.

He additionally requested for the general public’s assist in figuring out the suspect.

Chief McManus stated extra data on the theft can be launched Monday.

This is a growing story and we’ll carry extra updates as they change into out there.

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