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Reward offered in theft of Native American artifact

April 29, 2010

KALAMAZOO--A reward of $300 has been offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect in the theft of Native-American gloves from the 1930s stolen from Western Michigan University's Waldo Library sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday, April 27-28.

Based on security camera images, the suspect is described as a white male, in his late teens or early 20s, dark hair, medium height and build.

The gloves were displayed in a plexiglas case on the library's main floor. The suspect removed the case from the wall and was able to open the case and remove the gloves. The gloves, valued at about $1,000, are part of the University's Indian Heritage Collection.

If you have any information about the artifact or suspect, please contact WMU Public Safety at (269) 387-5555 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

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Media contact: Tonya Durlach, (269) 387-8400, tonya.durlach@wmich.edu

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