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Grizzly crime solved: Kansas candy factory's stolen bear found

December 14, 2017 - 6:18 pm
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Police say a sweet tip led to the recovery of a bear statue that was stolen from outside a candy factory in central Kansas a year ago.

Abilene Police Department assistant chief Jason Wilkins says the Russell Stover Candies sculpture, depicting a sitting teddy bear covered in chocolate, was found Wednesday in a Salina home following a tip from someone apparently unconnected to its theft.

Det. Karmen Kupper says a suspect has been identified but hasn't been arrested.

Kupper describes the 150 lbs., 4' tall sculpture as a "huge landmark" and a popular backdrop for pictures.
 

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