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Antelope, elk taken in taxidermy shop burglary

The Prescott Police Department seeks the public’s help to identify and apprehend those responsible for the recent burglary of a taxidermy shop.

On Feb. 2, officers responded to 1632 Kile St. in reference to a burglary at a local taxidermy shop. Subsequent investigation revealed that sometime between the evening of Jan. 31 and the morning of Feb. 2, person/s unknown forced entry through a window into the business.

A large mounted antelope buck, measuring 91 and five-eighths inches, was taken. Due to its size, the animal is very rare and valuable. Other items taken include a Texas whitetail deer and bull elk mounts, as well as various tools related to the taxidermy trade.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Jack Shapiro of the Prescott Police Department at 928-777-1983. Callers who wish to remain anonymous and who want a cash reward must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.