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Thief swipes Yoda in bronze

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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Someone lifted a 170-pound bronze statue of Yoda, the Star Wars Jedi master.

    The theft from a flatbed truck was reported to police last weekend and artist Lawrence Noble, 55, of Crestline has offered a $1,000 reward for its return. The limited-edition bronze is worth up to $20,000.

    "It's a real high-end collectible," Noble said.

    The statue was one of four bolted to a flatbed truck parked overnight Jan. 17 at the Westway Inn on Colorado Boulevard. The driver parked the truck in the parking lot so they could keep an eye on the statues, police spokeswoman Janet Pope said.

    But someone grabbed Yoda that night or early the next morning.

    Story from USA Today

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