Updated:Raleigh, NC —
State Capitol Police are seeking help from the public with identifying a man and woman who were caught on video taking a baby dinosaur replica from a display in North Carolina’s Museum of Natural Sciences on Monday afternoon.
Police captured the couple as they passed through the Prehistoric North Carolina exhibit while other visitors were in the area also. The male allegedly jumped over the exhibit barrier, picked up the dinosaur casting, climbed out, later putting the item in a large multi-colored purse carried by the woman.
The security video identifies the man and woman to be around their 20s. The man was said to have light brown hair and is 5 feet 7 inches tall.
The suspect was believed to be wearing dark gray T-shirt, white shorts, with gray or green horizontal-stripes, and black and white sneakers.
The woman also had brown hair was 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing a pink shirt, blue shorts and ankle-high boots.
The stolen Edmontosaurus is about 12-14 inches long and worth about $10,000.
The two are also suspects in a similar offense that occurred the same day at the Museum of History. The property value in that case is less than $1,000.
Police are asking anyone with information on the two suspects to call the State Capitol Police at (919) 733-3333.