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Brass Plaques Stolen From National City War Memorial

The three brass plaques on a war memorial in National City were reported missing Monday night.
National City Police Department
The three brass plaques on a war memorial in National City were reported missing Monday night.

Law enforcement officers asked the public Wednesday for help in recovering three big brass plaques stolen from a South Bay war memorial.

The plates honoring members of the military from San Diego County 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 was 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.