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Arrest made, Olympic gold medal found

Bradenton, Florida -- Bradenton Police have made an arrest in the theft of Demetrius Pinder's Olympic gold medal on Sept. 11.

The 24-karat gold medal, that hangs from a purple lanyard and has images representing the 2012 London Olympiad on both sides with 4x400m inscribed on the bottom portion of the front side, was stolen from his truck after he accidentally left it in the center console.

READ: Police report on stolen gold medal (PDF)

Pinder told 10 News he typically carries the medal with him because he likes to show it to kids and, while its worth is only about $1,000, the emotional value it holds for him is priceless.

On Sept. 19, detectives located the man suspected in the theft, 22-year-old Allen Jeffrey Nichols, in the 2900 block of 6th Avenue West and he was arrested. At the time of his arrest, Nichols did not have the medal on him.

Good news came Pinder's way by nightfall though, when officials announced they found the medal and had it in their possession. 

Nichols was charged with grand theft, a second degree felony. Detectives are now seeking further leads to determine if anyone else was involved in the theft.

If you have additional information, you are asked to call Bradenton Police Detective K.B. Magown at 941-932-9300, or 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 thru the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com.  

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