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Butte Strong banner stolen from New Earth Market

A thief was caught on camera taking a banner from the Chico New Earth Market on East and Cohasset.

Posted: Mar 10, 2019 5:38 PM
Updated: Mar 11, 2019 1:35 PM

CHICO, Calif. - If you ever drive past the New Earth Market on East and Cohasset in Chico, you have probably noticed the big Butte Strong banner hanging proudly.

Someone stole the sign and the act was caught on camera.

In this video can see surveillance footage of the thief. He unhooked the ties and took off with the 10-foot-long banner.

This theft happened early Friday morning at 12:45 a.m.

New Earth's manager says the banner was one small way that they have been able to show their support for Camp Fire survivors.

Brandi Ahlstrom, the manager of the market, said, "We had it up since the fire was still burning... and we already had this sign up to show our support for this tragedy."

"It's really sad someone just helped themselves to it," she continued.

The video shows the banner that reads: We Will Rise Again ... Butte Strong!

If you recognize the man in the video you can call New Earth Market in Chico at (530) 891-9355.

Below is surveillance footage of a suspect authorities say stole the sign outside of the market. 

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