WTVR is reporting that the U.S. flag was stolen from the Virginia War Memorial
The memorial, located at 621 S. Belvidere Street, is guarded by private overnight security, in addition to the State Capital Police who patrol the area.
Yet thieves managed to cut the rope system holding the flag and make off with it, around 3:30 in the morning.
The pole is pretty high, and it would likely take more than one person to steal the flag, Jeb Hockman, Director of Marketing of the Virginia War Memorial, said.
“I’m not sure why they would take an American flag, but I will say this, it’s kinda sad that they would take an American flag from here,” Hockman said.
“The Va. War Memorial, is the monument, the place where people honor those service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our flag.”
There is no previous history of these flags being stolen, said Hockman.