Anatomy of a (alleged) plant theft

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May 28, 2002 // UPDATED 1:21 pm - April 30, 2007
By: David Brauer
David Brauer

Over the past several months, Downtown buildings have been hit by one or more plant-nappers...or rather, plant-takers since there's no ransom note. The plants, which can retail for over $100, are apparently easy pickings (pardon the pun) -- several cases have not been solved.

Last week, the Downtown police command sent out this series of security camera images they say is a theft in action. The incident occurred on Sunday May 12 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Qwest's Downtown headquarters, 200 S. 5th St.

If you know the identity of the person taking the plant, please call Officer Craig Williams at 673-2959 or e-mail him at