Connecticut town's flag display target of thief

A flag thief has reportedly struck again, removing an American flag from the Mianus River Bridge in Connecticut.

GreenwichTime.com reports that a flag and its pole were taken sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning, the third time in two months someone has targeted the East Putnam Avenue Bridge in Cos Cob.

"It's a little depressing that someone would do that," Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Company Chief John Pugni told the website.

Three poles supporting U.S. flags were snapped on the south side of the bridge on July 14, and six flags were taken from the bridge on July 3. One flag was also vandalized Memorial Day weekend, according to Pugni.

The flags — first installed in 2010 — appear on the bridge from Memorial Day weekend through Veterans Day.

Lt. Kraig Gray, a police department spokesman, declined to comment on the investigation, which is ongoing.

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