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Caught on NC museum video: Young couple swipe $10,000 baby dinosaur replica

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    A frame grab from surveillance video shows a young couple (foreground) sought by State Capitol Police in the theft of a dinosaur replica from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC on July 14, 2014.
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    A framegrab from a video surveilance camera shows a young man vaulting over a glass barrier into a dinosaur exhibit at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC. The man and his female companion are being sought by State Capitol Police in conection with the theft of a dinosaur replica at the museum which is valued at $10,000.
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    The stolen polymer resin model of an Edmontosaurus (duck-billed) hatchling is about 12-14 inches long and worth about $10,000. The theft is a felony offense.

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A young man and woman were caught Monday on security video grabbing a baby dinosaur replica from the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences – and sharing a kiss before they made their escape – the State Capitol Police said.

The video clip shows the man hopping into a display case in the Prehistoric North Carolina exhibit. He grabs a polymer resin model of a duck-billed Edmontosaurus and stuffs it into his female companion’s multi-color bag. The two pass beneath the security camera, hand in hand. He gives her a kiss as they walk away.

The dinosaur model is 12 to 14 inches long and valued at $10,000. The theft is a felony offense, Capitol Police said Wednesday.

The man and woman also are suspects in a similar offense the same day at the N.C. Museum of History nearby, involving property valued at less than $1,000.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was wearing a dark gray t-shirt, white shorts with gray or green horizontal-stripes and black and white sneakers.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, has brown hair, is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, and was wearing a pink shirt, blue shorts and ankle-high boots.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call State Capitol Police at 919-733-3333.

Siceloff: 919-829-4527 or newsobserver.com/roadworrierblog Twitter: Twitter: @Road_Worrier
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