Officers asked the public Tuesday for help in recovering three big brass plaques stolen from a South Bay war memorial.

The plates honoring local members of the military who died in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars were reported missing from Kimball Park in the 1200 block of D Avenue in National City on Monday night, according to police.

Two of the tablets measure 3-by-4 feet and the other 4-by-5 feet. Some had been on display more than 60 years, National City police Sgt. Alejandro Hernandez said.

Anyone with more information about the thefts was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

– City News Service