DEM gets donation to replace stolen equipment

Photos of Genesis bows provided by Rhode Island DEM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has received a generous donation to replace stolen bowhunting training equipment.

A. Robert Buonanno, an orthopaedic surgeon and avid outdoorsman from Johnson, reached out to the DEM and donated $1,100 after hearing through the news media that 12 Genesis bows had been stolen from a DEM facility in June.

The money will be used to replace the stolen bows, which are used to teach archery skills to participants in the DEM’s Hunter Education programs.

The DEM believes the stolen bows may have been sold on Craigslist.  Two of the bows have already been recovered.

Anyone who thinks they might have unknowingly purchased any of the stolen equipment should contact the DEM Division of Law Enforcement at (401) 222-3070.

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