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Hairy heist poaches $50,000 in fur coats from Park City store

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Oct 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-28 17:25:22-04

PARK CITY, Utah – Officers are on the trail of a smash-and-grab suspect who is on the lam after caught on camera stealing about $50,000 worth of fur coats in Park City.

Detective Jeremy Eaton said building surveillance video shows a man smashing the front window of the Alaska Fur Gallery on Main St. just before 3:20 a.m. on Oct. 22.

The man pulled up in a van just a few minutes earlier, staked out the area, then left.

Surveillance video shows he returned, then made two quick trips into the store through the broken window.

He left with a handful of coats and pairs of shoes both times, mostly from racks at the front of the store, Eaton said, all the while the store alarm blaring.

Police arrived just minutes later but the man was gone.

So far, Alaska Fur Gallery estimates it is out $50,000 in fur coats and shoes but it is still totaling up the loss.

Eaton said it appears the man drove a silver or grey Honda Odyssey van, possibly in the 2002-2004 model year range, without license plates.

Officer said they are not sure if the man was with someone else or acted alone.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Park City Police Department at (435) 615-5500.