Equipment stolen from organization that helps veterans

FRESNO, Calif.

A decked-out truck arrived in Fresno on Thursday night to attend PBR. After spending a few minutes checking into their hotel, they went outside and found another one of their vehicles was broken into. Thieves got away with a laptop, iPad and hard drive.

The group called Operation Raptor uses those things to document the stories of veterans as they travel across the country.

"There's a tremendous amount of volunteers that have put into this project, so for us it's really a stab in the heart," said Randy Hayes with America's Fallen Heroes. "And to lose all of that, and some of the veterans that we interviewed along the way are in their 70s, late 70s and 80s. You know they'll pass away. We can't replace that history of what was documented."

Organizers with Operation Raptor say the pictures and videos stored on the iPad and laptop were collected over a six-month period.

A $500 reward is being offered. Anyone can return the items anonymously, no questions asked. They will be at PBR on Saturday night at the Save Mart Center.

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