Plantation offers $1,000 reward for tips in tracking down vandals
Plimoth Plantation is offering $1,000 and a lifetime membership to the museum to anyone with information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of vandals who trashed the Pilgrim village over the weekend.
One or more assailants broke into eight of the 17th-century era houses stealing hatchets, furs, pieces of armor and other household items while smashing pottery, uprooting plants and destroying windows and fence sections.
“It is incredibly disheartening when an institution dedicated to learning and cultural understanding falls victim to such an ignorant and destructive act,” said John McDonagh, Plimoth Plantation’s executive director. “On behalf of the entire staff at Plimoth Plantation, I would like to extend our appreciation for the support we have received from the public during this challenging period, and encourage anyone who has information about the vandalism to please come forward and assist in settling this issue.”
Plantation officials hope that the descriptions and photographs will help identify the items and get them returned.
Additionally, the museum is setting up an account for cash donations as reward money for “fruitful information” regarding the incident.
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