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UPDATE: Stolen Signs Found in Richland

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UPDATE:  An employee at the Desert Veterinary Clinic on Goethals Drive found the stolen signs Monday morning in the clinic's parking lot.  Along with the two stolen signs, she found a third as well.

"There was a couple signs sitting out here in front of our clinic. One of them said Comstock on it and I thought it was a little weird, but wasn't sure why they were there or how they had gotten there," said Gabrielle Vasques, the woman who found the sings. "We definitely didn't want anything bad to happen to them. I know how much they mean to the veterans association."

The signs were returned to American Veterans Post 397 who sponsor the Historical Streets Project.

When asked how he felt about the signs being returned, veteran Larry Olsen said, "Very Very good. I'm going to go try and find some more harder to remove screws and such to put them back up. It's just great."

Regardless of whether the property owners decide to press charges, Richland police tell NBC Right Now that they do have some leads and an investigation is still ongoing to discover the identities of the two suspects caught on camera. 


RICHLAND, Wash.- A local theft all caught on a Richland surveillance camera. Around 2 a.m. Friday morning, thieves allegedly snagged two of the historical markers that identify the war veterans the streets are named after.

A homeowner's surveillance cameras captured one of the thefts. On the video one of the unidentified persons seems to already be carrying something. Neighbors say they think it's the first sign that was taken from Fitch Street. After a short conversation, one of the persons detaches the marker from its pole and then the two take off. The neighbors who caught the video say they see the sign as something they care for on their property and that the theft is disrespectful.

"I think it's very disrespectful that someone is taking these signs because they were provided by private donations," said Arthur Chana, the property owner of where the sign was stolen. "People take pride in these things and for someone just to come along and take that away is not very good."

American Veterans Post 397 tells us they're offering a reward for the identification of the two suspects. If you have any idea who the two people are you're asked to contact Richland police.

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