AP NEWS
ADVERTISEMENT

Search for melon-wearing Virginia theft suspects bears fruit

May 18, 2020 GMT

LOUISA, Va. (AP) — A theft investigation has proven fruitful in Virginia, where authorities arrested one of two suspects in a convenience store robbery. Store security video shows the pair stealing items while wearing masks made from hollowed-out watermelons.

The Town of Louisa Police Department put out a call for tips in an effort to identify the “MELON-HEADS,” and later thanked the public for helping them make an arrest.

Investigators said the two arrived at the store in a lifted black truck around 9:30 p.m. on May 6 and “proceeded to commit a larceny” in the melon masks, which featured small holes cut out for their eyes.

ADVERTISEMENT

The police statement didn’t say what items were taken, and provided no other details about the suspects.

ADVERTISEMENT