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Wanted: This Guy, and 'No, We Are Not Kidding'

California thief made off with $500 from artist, but not his own caricature
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2019 8:07 AM CST
Cops Are Looking for This Guy, 'And No, We Are Not Kidding'
The caricature.   (Riverside Police Department)

(Newser) – A caricature out of California either shows the most confident thief ever, or a very stupid one. Police in Riverside are asking anyone who recognizes the caricature to reach out—"and no, we are not kidding"—after the man pictured robbed the artist of $500 in cash. The artist had just completed the image of the suspect at the Festival of Lights on Dec. 5 when the black male took off with a money bag, leaving the drawing behind, per NBC News. "This caricature is of the suspect, but of course, has exaggerated characteristics and features," police say. The man is described as in his early 20s, about 5'1", with black hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a blue and red jacket and black pants, in addition to the pictured red hat. (Read more thief stories.)

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