Monday 5 December 2016

A different kind of probe launched as arrest made for 'spaceship theft'

Published 28/03/2016 | 21:51

Police arrested a teenager
Police arrested a teenager

A teenage boy has been arrested over the theft of a fibreglass and metal version of a spaceship from outside the UFO Museum in Roswell.

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Police say they are still searching for two other suspects.

The model spaceship has been a fixture in Roswell, where it was long mounted outside the UFO museum before a recent snowstorm damaged it.

It was being stored behind the museum before it was stolen on March 19.

Police say surveillance video showed three people hauling the spaceship off in a pick-up vehicle.

The saucer was found in pieces two miles west of Roswell last Wednesday.

Police say tips led them to the teenager, who was arrested on Saturday at his home in south Roswell, New Mexico. His name was not being released.

Roswell still stirs debate about extraterrestrials seven decades after the 1947 crash of a flying object.

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