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Police Looking For Thieves Who Nabbed Pig Statue From Chula Vista Mall

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Talk about a swinish crime.

Two thieves who ripped a $15,000 bronze statue of a pig off its moorings at a South Bay strip mall and made off with it remained at large today, with a four-figure bounty on their heads.

San Diego County Crime Stoppers released surveillance photos taken of the men as they cased the scene of the heist on East Lake Parkway in Chula Vista late on the evening of April 4.

Shortly before dawn the next day, the pair returned in a late-model white truck and used the vehicle to ram the 3-foot-long decorative hog rendering hard enough to free it from its mount in front of Miguel's restaurant, according to police. The pig-nappers then hoisted the hefty artwork
into the bed of the extended-cab pickup and fled.

The crooks appear to be in their late 20s to early 30s. In the security camera photos, one is wearing a hooded sweatshirt and baseball cap, the other a T-shirt with the phrase, "This Shirt is Illegal" on the front.

Officials asked anyone with information about the theft to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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