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Vermont police seek panda-costume wearing theft suspect

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont police department is asking for help identifying a suspect wearing a panda costume believed to have stolen an airsoft rifle from a sports store.

Williston police say the costumed suspect walked into the Dicks Sporting Goods at about 8:20 p.m. Monday, picked up the airsoft rifle and ran out of the store without paying for it.

Police responded, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Store employees told police the suspect had been in the store earlier Monday - sans panda outfit - and looked at the same rifle, but left without buying it. He told employees he'd be back to buy it.

Airsoft firearms shoot pellets and are usually powered by springs or compressed air.

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