Cameras capture local youth club’s iconic anchor being stolen

By Josh Faiola

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CRANSTON, R.I (WLNE) – The Ocean State Kidz club is asking for help in locating their anchor that was stolen on Thursday, April 18th.

Security camera photos from the Park Avenue, after-school youth club shows a four door, white truck taking off with the anchor. 

A statement from the club Facebook page says the anchor was given as a gift from the owner’s grandparents as they embark on a new business journey. 

According to one of the owners of the property, Laura Liddle, the anchor has been with her family, on her grandparents property for as long as she can remember. 

“It was a beautiful gift to Matt (owner) and I as we launched our new business, Ocean State Kidz Club and the anchor was anchored last fall as a symbol of our new adventure.”

Being born and raised in Rhode Island, Laura found it fitting to pick the anchor as the symbol of the club.  

“The anchor is something we would see first thing in the morning and the last thing you see as you close for the night. We knew we were anchored into Park Avenue.”

The owners hope the people who stole the anchor will kindly bring it back to where it belongs. 

According to a Facebook post on the Ocean State Kidz Club page, a similar truck was allegedly seen taking two large urns from Wickford Antique Estate Liquidators in North Kingstown in early April.

The Ocean State Kidz Club urges anyone with information to contact them at (401) 227-9303 or the Cranston Police Department.

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