Plaques stolen from National City war memorial

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.

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.

Anyone with more information about the thefts is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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