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Thieves steal 3,000 pounds of dog food

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POSTED April 8, 2009 4:39 a.m.
LATHROP — Some 3,000 pounds of dog food was stolen from Diamond Pet Food on Harlan Road in Lathrop sometime between April 3 and April 6, sheriff’s deputies reported.

Thieves reportedly attempted to take the entire 53-foot trailer containing the shipment, but when their efforts were in vain they opted to open the trailer and made off with the $3,000 worth of pet food contained in 100 bags.

The theft was discovered when a worker arrived on the job and noticed one of the trailers had been backed up to the loading bay had been moved four to five feet away from the dock.  

The dog food company representative told deputies that the trailer doors had been pushed open and that the trailer itself had been moved away from the loading dock by a truck.
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