Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A Goose Creek man is missing several pieces of World War II uniform clothing after it was apparently stolen during a move.
The man recently hired a moving company to pack and move his belongings from Goose Creek to St. Louis, Mo. The victim said he began the moving process in February and left a key to his Persimmon Hill Circle residence with an unknown employee at the moving company, according to a Goose Creek Police Department incident report.
The man said he became concerned after his items did not arrive in St. Louis for several weeks. He had a neighbor check his house and learned it was in disarray but most of the items were moved out.
He then received his belongings and went through them slowly. He recently finished unpacking.
That’s when he noticed his World War II Army uniform jacket, WWII Illinois State Militia jacket, WWII 35th Infantry jacket, 57 police and military patches, 12 military medals, a WWII olive shirt with ribbons, a butterfly rhinestone watch and 11 baseballs were not with the rest of his belongings, according to the report.
The victim began looking around E-Bay and found a user selling items matching his, according to the report. He was told by someone at E-Bay to contact GCPD since that was the last place he saw the items.
The victim said he wished to pursue criminal charges if a suspect was found. The items have a total value of $1,200, according to the report.
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