Suspected Capitol flag thieves caught on tape

Three men were caught on tape who are suspected of breaking into the construction site at the state Capitol building, scaling the scaffolding and stealing flags off the roof.

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A video still of the three men that Capitol building security suspects scaled the Capitol to steal rooftop flags. Shared via KTOO.org.
A video still of the three men that Capitol building security suspects scaled the Capitol to steal rooftop flags. Shared via KTOO.org.

Capitol building security circulated security videos and video stills of the three men on Monday. In an email to legislative staffers, the Capitol’s Chief of Security Steve Daigle said the heist went down around 1 a.m. Friday.

The Legislative Affairs Agency typically keeps a security guard on site around the clock.

Daigle said he was forbidden from speaking to media. His boss, Legislative Affairs Agency Executive Director Pam Varni, could not be reached for comment.

If you have information about this crime you can call Steve Daigle, Chief of Security, at 465-6227 or JPD at 586-0600 (Case No.: 150731-004).