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Thieves make off with ape mask, other costume pieces from Cirque du Soleil

An ape mask stolen from a Cirque du Soleil tent in Vancouver on May 31, 2014.

Courtesy Vancouver police

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.

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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.

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