U.S.S. Kidd considers heightened security measures after heist
BATON ROUGE - Staff at the U.S.S. Kidd are looking at the prices of motion detectors and security cameras after thieves stole artifacts from exhibits on the ship recently.
Five pieces were taken from two areas of the ship: two bowls, two saucers and one plate. All are white with a blue ribbon around the edge and a blue anchor.
"It's really frustrating," ship supervisor, Tim Nessmith, said.
"You can't put a value on a veteran's memories."
A spokesperson for the Kidd added, curators are also talking with other similar museums about security measures in place to keep exhibits free of crime.
It is assumed visitors cut the locks on doors to gain access to exhibits and stole the items just before the historic icon closed at the end of the day Sunday.
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