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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Westport Police Seek Bear Theft Suspect

Westport police today issued a surveillance photo of a man wanted in connection with the theft of a wooden bear worth $600 from outside a gas station.WestportNow.com ImageWestportNow.com Image
This man is suspected of taking a wooden bear from outside the BP gas station on Post Road East. Contributed photos

Detective George Taylor said the theft occurred Aug. 10 shortly before 10 p.m. at the BP gas station at 1510 Post Road East.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s or early 30s with a muscular built and bald head.

A surveillance video showed the suspect entered the store, purchased a pack of cigarettes, exited the store and then placed the bear into his vehicle, Taylor said.

The vehicle appears to be a newer model Jeep Cherokee, white in color, and no vehicle plate was visible on the video, Taylor said.

The statute of the bear was described as approximately 3 to 4 tall, weighing approximately 75 to 100 pounds, and is valued at $600.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Taylor at (203)341-6080.

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Posted 08/29/07 at 07:05 PM  Permalink



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I can hear his defense now….“I thought they were still running the ‘Free Bear with Every Pack of Cigarettes Purchased Promotion’.....My Bad, Sorry!”

Posted by John McCarthy on August 29, 2007 at 07:44 PM | #
 

I can’t bear it!!  All these grizzly crime statistics.  Obviously the guy was bi-polar.  I’m going into hibernation.

Posted by john shuck on August 30, 2007 at 01:03 PM | #
 

John, you are right to hibernate….so much panda—monium in town!

Posted by Wally Woods on August 30, 2007 at 06:09 PM | #
 

He made a real boo-boo.  The appropriate sentence would be Yogi class.

Posted by Andy Yemma on August 30, 2007 at 07:54 PM | #
 

Urcine “You are seeing” a major punathon.

Posted by Tom D. Long on August 30, 2007 at 09:33 PM | #