LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews 3.com) -- An Air Force master sergeant is forced to put the brakes on a cross-country road trip with his son after his car is broken into on the Las Vegas Strip.
He desperately wants to find the priceless items that were stolen from his back seat.
Come February, Master Sgt. Bob Crowley will retire from the Air Force. He may have to hit that milestone without some of the most valuable pieces that recognize his career.
For this soon-to-be Air Force veteran, no one can put a price on his years of service or a price on the awards Crowley collected along the way. But now they’re gone after being ripped out of the backseat of his car.
“I unfortunately left some belongings that I really wanted in the vehicle,” Crowley said.
Crowley says he parked his car at the Flamingo garage Friday night. He made the discovery Saturday morning.
The thieves left Crowley’s brand-new stereo system but took his uniforms, ribbons and medals. The thieves also took a retirement certificate signed by the president.
“I saw that it was gone, and it wrecked me. I didn’t care about anything else in the vehicle. That was the only thing I wanted,” Crowley said.
Now instead of the planned road trip from Las Vegas to Boston with his son, Bobby, Crowley is filing police reports and working with the Flamingo to see if anything can be recovered.
"Obviously a desperate person needs money and we'd be more than willing to pay to get that back," Crowley said.