Man steals items from Twin Falls museum

Posted at 11:32 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 09:09:44-04

UPDATE: Idaho State Police have recovered 2 of 5 replica Clovis Point artifacts that were stolen from a Twin Falls museum.

According to the Times News police have also identified a suspect who is already booked on unrelated charges.

The Twin Falls Times-News reports police believe the man entered the Herrett Center Museum in Twin Falls on April 6, broke a display case, and took five Clovis Point artifact replicas. The artifacts are worth a total of $15,000, officials said.

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.

(by Associated Press)