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A thief, or some Mills Act-obsessed crook, continues to swipe the historic plaques from homes in Mission Hills.

Since Monday four plaques have been ripped from historic homes in Uptown. Two of which came from homes on Fort Stockton Drive in Mission Hills. In the past 3-4 weeks, 21 plaques have gone missing, according to Save Our Heritage Organisation. A total of eight have been reported missing along Fort Stockton Drive.

News of the historic-plaque-heist was posted on Save Our Heritage Organisation's Facebook page.

"We need to put a tracking devise on all plaques, statues and every metal public art that can be resold. It is such a shame that this is happening," posted one Facebook user.

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Visduh Aug. 17, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m.

This is really nasty. A high price for copper makes it worth vandalism and theft to steal a brass plaque. Well, maybe those bars would do the trick. Either that, or have the plaque inside a fence, and have a Rotty or a pit bull inside the fence. That might discourage the rip-off artists.

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MURPHYJUNK Aug. 18, 2011 @ 8:25 a.m.

it must be fun, more work involved than they are worth in scrap

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