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Dino hunters: thieves steal dino figurines, fake fossils from Alberta's Jurassic Forest

Alberta RCMP are on the hunt for a trio of dinosaur-toting thieves after a late-night break and enter at the Jurassic Forest Theme Park near Gibbons.

Suspects broke through the gates and raided the gift shop

Three men broke into the Jurassic Forest theme park north of Edmonton earlier this month. (Jurassic Forest/Facebook)

Alberta RCMP are on the hunt for a trio of dinosaur-toting thieves after a late-night break and enter at the Jurassic Forest Theme Park near Gibbons.

Around 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 2, police were called to the park to find the entrance gate had been compromised and left wide open, RCMP said in a news release Tuesday.
The thieves who sneaked past the gate of the Alberta tourist attraction raided the gift shop. (Jurassic Forest/Facebook)

Surveillance video shows three men in a U-Haul cube van sneak past the gate and enter the gift shop, police said.

Once inside, the thieves stole electronics and gift shop merchandise, including large glass figurines of dinosaurs and dinosaur skull replicas.

Police have released surveillance images of the three men and are asking for help in identifying the suspects.

The first suspect wore black pants, a black Canada Goose winter parka, a grey hooded sweatshirt and black and white gloves.

The second man wore wore blue jeans, a grey sweater, a black jacket and yellow gloves. He had a moustache and goatee and was carrying a crowbar, police said.

The third man wore blue jeans, a black bomber style winter jacket, black gloves and a black balaclava.

Jurassic Forest is a seasonal tourist attraction located on Highway 28, 40 kilometres north of Edmonton.

Much like the safaris seen in Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster movie Jurassic Park, Jurassic Forest features 50 life-size animatronic dinosaurs nestled in a 40-acre natural forest which visitors are encouraged to explore on safari. The park is closed during the winter months.
The park north of Edmonton features 50 animatronic dinosaurs. (Jurassic Forest/Facebook)

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