South African police have returned Archbishop Desmond Tutu's stolen Nobel Peace Prize to his wife, Leah.

Authorities say they immediately returned the medal and other property stolen from the Tutu home last week as soon as Leah Tutu identified it. They recovered the peace prize medal on Monday.

Five men were taken into custody earlier this week for the theft at the Tutus' Soweto home last Sunday.

Desmond Tutu was out of the country when the robbery happened. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his work against apartheid.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AFP.