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Materials for festival booths stolen

Posted July 16, 2010

— More than half of the building materials for booths and restaurants for the International Festival of Raleigh were stolen Thursday night, officials said Friday.

The thieves hooked up one of the festival's storage trailers on South Blount Street and drove off with the contents, officials said. The trailer held items decorated by artists to portray the different cultures that participate in the festival, cultural exhibits and walls and backdrops that make up the festival's infrastructure.

The festival is scheduled for Oct. 1-3 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Anyone with information about the theft or who has seen a trailer with wooden building walls and other items is asked to call Raleigh police or the International Festival office at 919-782-0552.


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  • ashewing Jul 19, 2010

    Check the flea market next Saturday.

    lol @ oleguy

  • dwntwnboy Jul 16, 2010

    I like the snake idea a LOT!! LOL

  • oleguy Jul 16, 2010

    You park it unattended they will steal it. Even a pile of dog stuff in a box. try it,
    Better yet catch a snake put it in a purse and drop it at a stop light, Then sit about a block down and watch. Car door opens very casual and when the light turns green its gone, 100 ft or so car stops, all doors open car is left alone.