Olympic-athlete Robyn Lorraway is appealing to the public in the search for her 2000 Sydney Olympic Torch, missing from Bonner since Monday (September 10).
Robyn Lorraway competed in the Track and Field long jump event at in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and carried the torch during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Relay.
Robyn lent the torch to a family friend, and local primary school teacher, to display during class. Around 6pm on Monday, the friend placed the torch on-top of her car and drove the car between Elia Ware Crescent and Bonner Shops on Mabo Boulevard, Bonner, before realising the torch had been misplaced. The torch was reported missing to police at 8am on Tuesday morning.
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“It’s an honest mistake; a lot of people may have placed something on top of the car and driven off before realising. In this case, it’s an item that carries a lot of sentimental significance for me,” Mrs Lorraway said.
“I have great hope that the torch has been found by someone nearby and will be handed to the police as soon as possible.”
Police urge anyone who may have information which could assist in locating the 2000 Sydney Olympic Torch, contact Police Operations on 131 444. If you have located the missing Olympic Torch, please take it to the nearest police station.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]
UPDATE: The Torch has been returned:
The torch was handed in to Belconnen Police Station this afternoon by a member of the public who found it.
Many thanks for your assistance.