Man arrested for sale of stolen bronze shoes

Man arrested for sale of stolen bronze shoes


MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM A LOCAL WAR MEMORIAL…WILL SEE A JUDGE. POLICE SAY — HE ONLY MADE 65 DOLLARS FROM THE THEFT. THE FIVE PARIS OF SHOES WENT MISSING LAST MONTH FROM THE NEW MEXICO VETERANS MEMORIAL NEAR GIBSON AND LOUISIANA. POLICE SAY FRANCISCO MONROY TOOK THE SHOES AND SOLD THEM AT A RECYCLING YARD FOR 65 DOLLARS. HE WAS ARRESTED WHEN THE RECYCLING YARD CALLED POLICE. THE VETERANS MEMORIAL COST THE CITY 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BUILD, AND INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SHOES ARE WORTH ABOUT 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

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