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Meat, ATV reported stolen from Auburn-area restaurant

An ATV similar to this one was stolen, along with $3,000 worth of meat, from Dingus McGee’s restaurant.
An ATV similar to this one was stolen, along with $3,000 worth of meat, from Dingus McGee’s restaurant. Photo courtesy Placer County Sheriff’s Office

Placer County sheriff’s officials seek help finding thieves who stole an estimated $3,000 worth of meat and and all-terrain vehicle from an Auburn-area restaurant last week.

The owner of Dingus McGee’s restaurant on Musso Road arrived for work Thursday and discovered that someone had entered the freezer storage area by breaking the lock. Missing were $3,000 worth of ribs, steaks and other cuts of beef, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

The thieves also stole a green 2016 Polaris Ranger Crew ATV that was parked near the storage building. The Sheriff’s Office released a picture of an ATV similar to the one that was stolen. Because the keys were not taken, it is believed that the thieves hot-wired the vehicle, which is valued at $15,000. Sheriff’s officials said the thieves likely loaded the stolen meat onto the ATV and left via the railroad tracks that run behind the restaurant.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to call Detective Lakshan DeSilva at 530-889-6984. People who wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 can contact Placer County Crime Stoppers at 800-923-8191 or provide information online at tips.placercrimestoppers.com.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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