Reward offered for paralympian's stolen medals

The Quebec version of Crime Stoppers, Échec au crime, and Canadian Tire have posted a reward for the return, or information that leads to the return, of medals stolen from the home of paralympic swimming champion Benoît Huot.

7 gold, bronze and silver medals from paralympic games in Vancouver, Beijing, Manchester and Sydney were taken from Huot's home in St-Lambert last month.

Huot says they have little financial value but immense sentimental value.

Huot is a spokesman for a Canadian Tire charity.

The company is offering a $2000 reward for the return of the medals.

Quebec region vice-president Jean Parisien said in a news release that "We are proud to support Benoît Huot as a Paralympic athlete. We want to help him get back his medals which he earned for his athletic excellence, hard work and perseverance."

Anyone with information that could help identify the suspects or find the stolen items is asked to contact the confidential Échec au crime service immediately at 1-800-711-1800.

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