Purple Heart stolen in Leicester home invasion

One of the items stolen in an armed home invasion in Leicester last weekend was a Purple Heart earned by the World War II veteran father of one of the victims, police said. Two men, one of whom had a gun, entered a home on Sunday night, used zip ties to bind three occupants, and sealed their mouths with duct tape before stealing cash, jewelry, and the medal. No one was injured. The victims freed themselves and called police. The Purple Heart was earned by a man who served in the Marine Corps and fought on Iwo Jima, police told The Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

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