Kenly museum won’t open after thief steals $12,000 worth of artifacts
After thousands of dollars of artifacts and items were stolen from a North Carolina museum, the museum will not open to the public.
Someone broke into the Carolina Military Vehicle Preservation Association military museum in Kenly last week, stealing $12,000 worth of items such as WWII and Civil War replica guns as well as uniforms from veterans.
Robert Jovek, president of the CMVPA, said after a discussion with club members and the lack of support from the community, the museum will not open on July 4 like they had planned.
“The CMVPA doesn’t have the resources to continue construction (installing bathroom, plumbing, painting floor), replacing the items stolen and don’t even have a way to continue working on our military vehicles at the location,” Jovek stated in an email to NBC-17.
The building was insured, but the contents inside were not, said Jovek.
For a detailed description on the stolen items, click here.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police.