Three American flags were stolen and a tree and flagpole were damaged this weekend at Weaver's department store, 901 Mass.
Joe Flannery, president of the store, said thieves climbed a tree to get on an overhang where they could reach the 3-by-5-foot flags.
"We change the flags periodically and we had just put up a new set," Flannery said.
He said this was the second similar theft in the past few months. Flannery said he plans to report the incident to Lawrence police. He did not have an exact estimate of the damage and loss this morning.