Roswell museum UFO destroyed by vandals

According to police, a large disc-shaped UFO was stolen from the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico Saturday morning. After missing for several days, it was then found broken into pieces in a ditch on the side of a highway 2 miles outside of town. Although the theft was caught on a surveillance camera, the perpetrators of the crime are still at large.

The arrow points to the flying saucer UFO stoeln on Saturday. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/KOB)

The arrow points to the flying saucer UFO stolen on Saturday. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/KOB)

The large UFO is usually mounted on the corner of the building housing the museum. However, it was being stored in the back when it was taken. It had fallen off the building during a winter storm and had been fixed. The museum had plans to remount the UFO.

“Alien” writing on the underside of the museum’s UFO. (Credit: Richard Pipes/Albuquerque Journal)

On March 21, the Roswell Police Department posted the news of the theft of the UFO on their Facebook page. They reported that the UFO had been stolen just before 3:30 am on Saturday, March 19. Yesterday, the Roswell Police Department reported that the UFO had been found in pieces off of Highway 70 outside of town.

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They also posted security camera footage of three men placing the disc in their truck.

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According to the Albuquerque Journal, the museum is right around the corner from the police department.

Two of the UFO thieves. (Credit: Roswell Police Department)

Two of the UFO thieves. (Credit: Roswell Police Department)

Third thief near the truck used to spirit away the UFO. (Credit: Roswell Police Department)

Third thief near the truck used to spirit away the UFO. (Credit: Roswell Police Department)

Photo of the UFO in pieces on the side of the highway. (Credit: Roswell Police Department)

Photo of the UFO in pieces on the side of the highway. (Credit: Roswell Police Department)

“It’s a historical piece of our building,” Karen Jaramillo, the museum’s interim executive director, told the Albuquerque Journal. “It was just fiberglass and a stainless steel bowl wrapped with rope lights that changed colors at night. It’s sad that it is not with us anymore. We hope it is returned.”

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The Roswell Police Department is asking anyone with information about the crime to contact them.

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