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Dirt Crime: Police On The Lookout For Plant Thieves

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WICHITA FALLS (AP) – Some thefts in a North Texas city have police truly digging for clues.

Police in Wichita Falls say someone has been stealing ornamental grasses and flowers from the city’s plant beds.

Police said Wednesday that more than 40 plant beds recently have been hit, at a cost of more than $7,500 to the city.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating whoever has been swiping the decorative plants.

Conviction can mean up to two years in state jail and a fine of as much as $10,000.

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