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Hardcore Antiquing: Thief Shoves Stolen Goods Down Pants

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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.