Thieves nab war memorial plaques

Thieves nab war memorial plaques

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — Law enforcement officers asked the public Tuesday for help in recovering three big brass plaques stolen from a South Bay war memorial.

National-City-War-Memorial-Thefts-1 Two of the three plagues that were stolen from the Kimball Park Stadium war memorial (National City Police Department)

The plates honoring local members of the military who died in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars were reported missing from Kimball Park in the 1200 block of D Avenue in National City on Monday night, according to police.

The tablets — two measuring 3-by-4 feet and the other 4-by-5 feet — had been on display in the location for more than 60 years, National City police Sgt. Alejandro Hernandez said.  Investigators said the thieves most likely used crowbars and picks to pry the plaques from the concrete walls.

Sgt. Hernandez said the brass is worth money and is the possible motive…

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