Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

A reindeer Christmas decoration stolen from Broad Street in early December has been recovered.

According to a media release from the Rome Police Department, the reindeer was stolen sometime between December 1st and 4th, 2017 from the 500 block of Broad Street.  After posting the information on the RPD Facebook page, the department received an anonymous letter from the person(s) responsible for the theft, apologizing for the act.  The person(s) enclosed with the letter $340 in an effort to pay for the reindeer. Efforts are currently being made to identify the party responsible for the theft and subsequent attempt to pay for the reindeer.

The stolen reindeer was located, slightly damaged, on December 27th, 2017 on Fouche Gap Road by Floyd County Public Works.  It was returned to the Rome Downtown Development Authority.

The original value of the reindeer is $586.  The $340 from the suspect was placed into evidence at the Rome Police Department.

Anyone with information pertaining to the cast are urged to contact the RPD.

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