Police in Barnet have launched an investigation after a 92-year-old veteran had his military medals stolen in a burglary on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Later in the evening, the victim noticed his bedroom had been disturbed and 11 of his medals had been stolen.
Nothing else is thought to have been taken.
The man who entered the house is described as white, around 5ft 10in tall, of stocky build and spoke with an Irish accent.
He also wore grey clothing, "the sort an engineer would wear".
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Metropolitan Police have said the medals have now been found but items of jewellery and the suspect remain outstanding.