Anaheim police Friday asked for the public’s help tracking down an Olympic athlete’s stolen gold medal.

The medal belonging to Jordyn Poulter was stolen Wednesday, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Jacob Gallacher.

Poulter won the medal at the 2020 Olympics held last year in Tokyo. The athlete had parked her vehicle in a garage on East Lincoln Avenue in the city about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday and by the time she returned to her unlocked car about 6 p.m., several items were missing, Gallacher said.

“We’re putting out a big call for help from the Anaheim community and surrounding areas,” Gallacher said.

Anyone who has video surveillance that might be helpful or who witnessed something suspicious is asked to call Orange County Crime Stoppers, which accepts anonymous tips, at 855-TIP-OCCS.

Police are checking pawn shops and online re-sale sites like eBay and Craigslist, Gallacher said.

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