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Thieves steal from Salida church’s fireworks stand

Norma Duran, left, a volunteer with United Families of Bristol Park ,sells fireworks in preparation for the Fourth of July for the Independence Day celebrations at a TNT fireworks stand in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 2, 2008. At right, customer Mario Gomez , and his daughter Erica. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has urged residents not to buy fireworks from roadside stands this year and asked local governments to consider banning their sale.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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SALIDA ” Salida police are investigating after thousands of dollars worth of fireworks belonging to a church were stolen from a stand set up in a discount store’s parking lot.

Officer Randy Caricato (kehr-uh-KOT’-toh) says the suspects got access to the Living Waters Assembly of God Church fireworks stand with a pair of bolt cutters, either late Tuesday or early yesterday morning.

Stand operators discovered the break-in about 10 a.m. Wednesday.



Caricato says a large box of assorted fireworks that retails for several hundred dollars was stolen, along with dozens of hand grenade-type smoke bombs and several cases of TNT-brand fireworks.

The church was operating the stand as a fundraising activity.



Police have no suspects.


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