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Fancy Fish Possibly Stolen From Local Museum

The City of Villa Rica is asking for help in identifying three individuals in connection with the disappearance of six to eight rather expensive Koi fish from a pond at the Pine Mountain Gold Museum at Stockmar Park.
 
A small, standard Koi fish costs as little as $4. But Koi that are larger in size -- as is the case in the missing fish -- can cost up to $3,000 each. The missing Koi are reportedly direct descendants of the original six fish purchased about eight years ago when the park opened to the public.
 
Wesley Berninger, manager of the Pine Mountain Gold Museum, told police that three men were seen on video acting suspicious and later fishing in the pond adjacent to the gem mining booth the night of evening of Monday, August 29, 2016.
 
Staff noticed the disappearance of the fish the next day.
 
Video surveillance footage from security cameras show the three persons of interest: a white male wearing a white shirt and blue jean shorts; a white male wearing a red shirt, orange hat and blue shorts; and a white male wearing a blue shirt, dark pants and a ball cap.
 
The individuals were driving a SUV possibly bearing a North Carolina license plate.

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Anyone with information is urged to contact the Villa Rica Police Department at (678) 785-1100. Please refer to case 2016-08001460.
Filed Under :
Location : North CarolinaVilla Rica
People : Wesley Berninger