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Banana, Lobster Accused Of Stealing $1,000 Sculpture (VIDEO)

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Police at the University of North Carolina are trying to find a pair of thieves who stole a $1,000 sculpture while dressed as a lobster and a banana, WSOC-TV reported.

And they're appealing to the public for help in hopes of finding the costumed criminals and two plain-clothed accomplices.

The banana break-in and lobster larceny happened at the UNC student union between March 31 and April 1 and resulted in the removal of a wooden sculpture worth $1,000, WXIX-TV reported.

Surveillance footage shows the crime took place around 3 a.m. when four men, including the guys in banana and lobster suits entered through an unlocked door, the Daily Tarheel reported.

Scott Hudson, senior associate director of operations at the UNC Student Union, told the paper no charges will be filed if the sculpture is returned unharmed.

But Randy Young of UNC Public Safety disagrees.

"We're looking at this as a criminal incident. There's larceny that was involved as well," Young told "We're not ruling out the possibility of criminal charges, but we'll be working with the student union to determine that."

Anyone who can help identify the guys in the banana and lobster costumes is asked to contact UNC Police Investigator Ross Barbee at (919) 962-0564 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC CrimeStoppers at (919) 942-7515


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