Model sailboat stolen from Naugatuck group

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NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) - The Naugatuck Historical Society is asking for the public’s help in finding a model sailboat stolen from the group’s museum in November.

The model is a small replica of one of several vessels used by the Peter Paul candy company during World War II to sail to South America to get coconuts for its Mounds bars. Crews also gathered intelligence on the German Navy.

The wooden replica is important to the Historical Society because it helps memorialize the Peter Paul factory in Naugatuck, which made Mounds and Almond Joy bars for more than 85 years before closing in 2007.

Historical Society President Wendy Murphy told the Republican-American of Waterbury (http://bit.ly/1aj9qcX ) that the model was stolen Nov. 11. The culprit got away despite an alarm being tripped and police responding.

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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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