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Thief makes off with 15 small trees in Va.

Friday - 1/3/2014, 5:24pm  ET

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) -- Police in Stafford are looking for a thief who made off with 15 cypress trees.

Investigators believe the trees standing up to 5 feet tall were taken sometime between Sunday and early Monday. The homeowner discovered 15 holes where the trees had been on Sunday evening.

The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1f11RyJ) reports that a spokesman for the sheriff said the tree thief used digging equipment and possibly a trailer to dig up and haul away the trees.

Each was valued at $75.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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