Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help...Two Service Organizations Burglarized

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Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward to an anonymous caller who helps investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office identify suspect (s) who burglarized the American Legion located at 311 Main Street in Destin and Elk’s Lodge located at 1335 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach.

The American Legion and Elk’s Lodge were broken into sometime between Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, March 1. Both establishments suffered severe property damage during the break-ins. The burglars took thousands of dollars in cash and property.

Anybody with information about this incident should contact Investigator Stefan Vaughn (850) 609-2094 or call Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (863-8477), or toll-free at 1-888-654-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers callers are never required to reveal their identity nor testify in court. A code number system is used to pay cash rewards without compromising the tipster’s identity.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information that helps solve crimes, or leads to the location of wanted fugitives, illegal drugs, or recovery of stolen property.

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit, community organization; it is not a government program or law enforcement agency, and no taxpayer dollars are used in its reward fund.