Suspect sought in museum artifact theft

TWIN FALLS - Police in Twin Falls need your help finding a man they say stole five replicas of artifacts from the College of Southern Idaho.

They say a man came into the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on Thursday, April 6 between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Investigators think he broke into a display case and removed five Clovis Point replicas. They are worth a total of $15,000.

The man in these surveillance photos is a person of interest in the crime.

CSI Herrett Center Exhibits and Collections Manager Joey Heck says the replicas were based on pre-historic artifacts that were found at a site near Fairfield, north of Twin Falls. He says CSI acquired the real artifacts in the mid-1990s. The real versions are priceless and kept in a secure vault.

Heck hopes someone will recognize the person in the surveillance footage so the museum can recover the items.

If you have any information contact Twin Falls Police.

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