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Thieves on bikes caught on camera stealing plant

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police are looking for a pair of plant poachers who were caught on camera. Surveillance video shows two people on bikes roll up to the front of the Audubon Place strip mall on Northwest Boulevard, outside the Replay Music store. They stop and pluck the 3-year-old perennial from its pot right outside the front door.

Len Volpe, who works at Replay Music, says it's frustrating when this happens, especially since it's not the first time the building has been vandalized.

"What are you going to do? Put it in your living room...Then every time you look at it you say, 'Isn't that a beautiful plant? I stole that,' Volpe said. "I don't understand people."

Volpe says judging from the video it looks like the bikers are a man and a woman.

Police are investigating. If you recognize the pair or their bikes, you're asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233. 

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