Police recover bronze shoes stolen from New Mexico memorial

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have recovered five sets of bronze shoes that were stolen from an Albuquerque veterans’ memorial that honors those who served in the U.S. war on terror.

Albuquerque police announced that they recovered the shoes Tuesday.

Police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos says investigators worked with the New Mexico Regulation Licensing Department and Acme Recycling to recover the stolen goods and return them to the veterans memorial.

Gallegos did not release any other details, saying the case was still under investigation. No arrests have been made.

Authorities say the shoes were worth an estimated $20,000.

Officials with the memorial said earlier this week that there’s a growing need for physical security and electronic surveillance at the memorial park. They say other items have been taken in the past.

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