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Hardcore Antiquing: Thief Shoves Stolen Goods Down Pants
The search is on for an alleged shoplifter seen hiding two antique statues alongside his family jewels.Surveillance video from an antique store in Riverside reveals a middle-aged man stuffing two bronze antique sculptures down his pants before waddling away. The video shot last Sunday at "Ann-Tiques" on Magnolia Avenue shows a man casually perusing the store before quickly grabbing one sculpture and furtively cramming it down his shorts. He then does the same with a second statue, though this time with a bit more difficulty.
The two statues—valued at $350 each, according to CBS LA—somehow manage to stay in the man's shorts as he nonchalantly saunters out of the store, after first glancing at the watchful eyes of a large Grecian-looking head.
The antique store owner and police are now hoping that the public can help identify the man in the video. The bald-headed man is seen in the footage with a white goatee and eye-glasses on his forehead, wearing blue shorts and a short-sleeved, blue button-down shirt.
Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to contact the Riverside Police Department at (951) 787-7911.