A cash reward of $1,000 - no questions asked - goes to the person who calls Crime Stoppers of the Keys with information leading to the arrest of the vandals who recently defaced the Veterans Memorial at Mallory Square.
The tips line number is 1-800-346-TIPS. Callers to Crime Stoppers never have to identify themselves, even to collect the reward. The Military Affairs Committee has contributed $500 to the reward with Crime Stoppers is matching that, bringing the cash reward up to $1,000.
The damage was reported Friday afternoon. The vandal pried off the letters “KEY” on the stone and wrote in their place the word, “GAY.” A member of the veterans groups said he heard the vandalism was committed by local juveniles. The veterans estimate repairs will cost thousands of dollars.