Ship anchor weighing 2,000 pounds stolen from Poquoson Museum


Ship anchor, September 22, 2021 (Courtesy – Poquoson Museum)

POQUOSON, Va. (WAVY) — An enormous ship anchor weighing around 2,000 pounds has been stolen from the Poquoson Museum.

According to Poquoson Police, they responded to the museum on Monday regarding a report for a stolen ship anchor.

The theft occurred at some point between September 13 and September 20 when the still-unknown person(s) entered museum grounds from Laydon Way and removed the anchor.

Preliminary investigations show several trees were cut down in the process and a type of loader machinery was used.

Museum officials say the anchor is about 7 feet tall, 5 feet wide at the base and weighs about a ton. The main shaft of this anchor is 10-12 inches in diameter.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Poquoson Police Department at (757) 868-3501. The museum’s offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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