Friday July 5, 2013

STAMFORD -- Nine American flags were reported stolen on July 4, according to state police.

On Thursday around noon, Vermont State Police responded to Main Road in response to a report that several American flags were stolen off utility poles lining Main Road, police said.

A town resident was untwisting the flags, making them look their best for the Fourth of July when he noticed flags missing. It appeared the suspect/suspects pulled down on the flags causing them to break away from their metal brackets. A total of nine American flags were stolen, one was recovered on the ground next to the roadway. It is believed the flags were taken early in the morning on July 4, according to police.

The Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-442-5421. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.

-- Staff Report