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Authorities still searching for missing WWI cannon

PLYMOUTH, WI (WTAQ) - It's been almost 30 years since a World War I cannon was stolen from outside the American Legion Hall at Plymouth in Sheboygan County -- and authorities are still trying to get it back. 

According to police, people thought four members of a moving crew were placing the cannon on a trailer, and then using a pickup truck to pull it away. That was in early August of 1984. 

It appeared natural at the time, because the Legion was in the process of moving to a new location. But Legion commander Eugene Blindauer said the four men were not movers -- and nobody has seen the cannon since then. 

Over the last year, Plymouth Police and Sheboygan County sheriff's deputies have been looking for leads in an effort to get the cannon back. 

The statute of limitations in the case has long been expired, so the thieves cannot be criminally charged. Still, sheriff's sergeant Doug Tuttle hopes to bring the cannon back for the veterans.