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Suspect identified in Olympic gold medal theft
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Bradenton, Florida -- Detectives believe they know who stole Demetrius Pinder's 2012 Olympic Gold Medal in Bradenton.

On September 11, Pinder reported his 2012 Olympic Gold Medal was stolen. Pinder won the medal as part of the 4x400 meter relay team for the Bahamas. The theft of the 24-karat gold medal occurred in the 4600 block of 66th Street West in Bradenton. 

See also: "I'll do anything to get it back"

After receiving numerous tips from citizens, investigators say they were able to identify 22-year-old Allen Jeffery Nichols as the gold medal thief.  

READ: Police Report on stolen gold medal (PDF) 

A warrant has now been issued for Nichols' arrest.

Anyone having information about this case or Nichols' whereabouts is asked to call Bradenton Police Detective Dennis French 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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