Thieves make off with trailer containing thousands of fishing lures

Beware of suspiciously great deals on some fancy lures.
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Beware of suspiciously great deals on fancy lures from Brad's Killer Fishing Gear.

A trailer-load of them – or more than 3,000 lures, to be a little more specific – was stolen in Duluth recently.

According to an email from the St. Louis County sheriff, the enclosed trailer containing the lures was taken last month during a burglary at a "warehouse area" belonging to Marine General, a local fishing supply company.

So far they haven't identified any suspects, so authorities are asking the public for help finding anyone involved in the theft. 

Here's what they look like:

"With thousands of these very specific models of lures stolen, undoubtedly attempts will be made to sell or trade them," they said.

In other words, keep an eye out for them. 

As mentioned above, the lures were manufactured by Longview, Washington-based Brad's Killer Fishing Gear, and are part of the company's "Lip-Stix 3D" product line. They are in a variety of colors, too.

The Duluth News Tribune says the stolen lures were stickbaits and worth about $12,000. 

Here's another photo of the lures:

As if that weren't brazen enough, the suspects apparently tried coming back for a double-dip.

The owner of Marine General told the Duluth News Tribune the thieves came back with the trailer days later to take more merch, "but they got the trailer stuck and had to leave it behind."

Unfortunately it was empty, and there's still no sign of what had been inside, the sheriff's office said. 

Anyone with information on the crime is being asked to call 911 or the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division at 218-336-4350. 

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