Reward Doubles in Rosa Parks Apartment Theft Case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- People attending a community gathering in Montgomery over the weekend contributed to a reward fund, doubling the amount offered for information about thefts at Rosa Parks' former apartment.

Reports say that the reward fund is now at $2,000.

CrimeStoppers Regional Director Tony Garrett said everyone who attended the "Big Blue Event" on Monday was asked to contribute a dollar to the reward fund, which had been $1,000.

The Big Blue Event is an outgrowth of monthly community gatherings in and around Montgomery.

The thefts last month heavily damaged the apartment complex where Parks lived when she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus in 1955. Several copper items were stolen during the crime. No arrests have been made.


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