Vancouver police are searching for three men after an ape mask and several other costume items were filched from a Cirque du Soleil tent early Saturday morning.
Police say items are worth an estimated $28,000.
In addition to the ape mask, the thieves made off with a jewelled necklace and a black mask with gold trim.
The suspects broke into the Cirque du Soleil tent at 88 Pacific Blvd., where the show Totem is being staged, at around 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
"We are appealing to the public to help us get the stolen costumes back, because the show must go on," police spokesperson Sergeant Randy Fincham said in a news release.