Thieves make off with unusual haul after breaking into a taxidermy shop

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(Source: Prescott Police Department) (Source: Prescott Police Department)

A stuffed antelope, deer and bull elk were among the items taken during a break-in at a taxidermy shop in Prescott.

Prescott police say the burglary happened sometime in the past few days.

One the items stolen was a large, mounted antelope buck. measuring more than 7 feet in length.  Due to its size, the animal is said to be very rare and valuable.

Other items taken include a Texas whitetail deer and bull elk mounts.

Various tools related to the taxidermy trade were also stolen.

Police are asking the public for help solving this crime.

Anyone with information 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 1-800-932-3232.

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