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Thieves Leaving Behind Crowbars Are Targeting VFW Posts

Posted March 1, 2005 11:37 a.m. EST

— A group of thieves with a unique calling card are targeting veteran's groups posts throughout central North Carolina.

The thieves have broken into three Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Harnett and Cumberland counties.

The break-ins happen when no one is at the posts. In each case, the thieves have left behind a brand new crowbar -- complete with the sales price sticker attached.

At post 4542, just outside Spring Lake, the burglars broke into a side door and then took money from a cash register and two video games.

"When they take money like that, it is just disgusting," said Paul Scott, the Chaplin at VFW Post 4542 . "There is no excuse for it whatsoever. We are not rich by any form or fashion."

The other break-ins happened at post 670 near the Fayetteville Airport and at post 9103 in Harnett County.

Authorities hope that they are able to use the label information on each crowbar to track down the thieves.