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$1,000 reward offered in American flag theft in San Diego

July 6, 2011 |  5:15 pm

A reward of $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who stole an American flag from the frontyard of a home in the Scripps Ranch neighborhood of San Diego.

The homeowner heard someone taking down a "wall-sized" flag in the front of the house about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego County Crime Stoppers, which is offering the reward.

The homeowner saw the person attempting to drive away in a late model Dodge Durango. She tried to pull open one of the doors of the SUV but it sped away, knocking her to the ground,

The suspect is identified as "male, 18-20 years old, approximately 6-foot tall, medium build, clean shaven, short haircut, well-groomed."

Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego police at (858) 538-8000 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.


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