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Black bear rug, other pelts stolen in Fairbanks

Posted: January 3, 2014 - 1:03am

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks police are investigating the theft of about $1,800 in furs from a shed.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that a black bear rug valued at $1,200 was the highest valued item taken. Also stolen were a wolverine pelt and Arctic fox pelts.

Police say the theft occurred sometime between early Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. The owner reported the theft after returning home after a trip out of town and noticing someone had broken into his shed.

Lt. Matt Soden says the owner suspects it’s someone he knows because of where the pelts were stored in the shed.

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