BACON HEIST: Home Burglarized, Bacon Stolen

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Des Moines Police are looking for suspects in a burglary who stole an unusual item.

Police say Monday evening sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. a home near Waveland Golf Course was broken into. The thieves left the home with jewelry, computer equipment and some bacon.

Not surprisingly, the burglary caught the attention of the Director of Des Moines’ Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Brooks Reynolds said, “Family heirlooms, electronics, that`s one thing, but when you steal a man`s bacon, that`s gone too far.”

The board did more than just sympathize with the homeowners.  They also sent over 15 pounds of local artisan bacon to replenish their supply.


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