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Unicycle thief sought in San Francisco; reward offered

In these Jan. 24, 2018 images released by the San Francisco Police Department, a suspect is seen wheeling away a black roller suitcase containing a $25,000 unicycle at the San Francisco International Airport. Someone at the San Francisco airport stole a 7-foot unicycle used by the Red Panda Acrobat for her plate-juggling routine and the legendary performer is offering a $2,000 reward to get it back. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 police released surveillance photos from Jan. 24 that show a man wheeling away a black bag containing the unicycle belonging to acrobat Rong Niu. (San Francisco Police Department)

In these Jan. 24, 2018 images released by the San Francisco Police Department, a suspect is seen wheeling away a black roller suitcase containing a $25,000 unicycle at the San Francisco International Airport. Someone at the San Francisco airport stole a 7-foot unicycle used by the Red Panda Acrobat for her plate-juggling routine and the legendary performer is offering a $2,000 reward to get it back. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 police released surveillance photos from Jan. 24 that show a man wheeling away a black bag containing the unicycle belonging to acrobat Rong Niu. (San Francisco Police Department)

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Rong Niu of China performs during the halftime break of the New York Knicks-Washington Wizards game in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Someone at the San Francisco airport stole a 7-foot (2.13-meter) unicycle used by the Red Panda Acrobat for her plate-juggling routine and the legendary performer is offering a $2,000 reward to get it back.

KTVU-TV reports that police on Wednesday released surveillance photos from Jan. 24 that show a man wheeling away a black bag containing the $25,000 unicycle belonging to acrobat Rong Niu.

Niu is known for juggling plates on her head and feet while balancing on a unicycle during halftime at sporting events.

She is a regular performer for the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. She’s also appeared on America’s Got Talent.

Niu’s agent, Pat Figley, says she’s had that unicycle for 30 years and is heartbroken.