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updated: 12/27/2013 9:46 PM

Baby Jesus figurine stolen in Batavia

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A baby Jesus figurine was stolen from a Batavia front yard just a few days before Christmas, authorities said.

According to police, the theft occurred at 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 22 on the 500 block of South Forest Avenue.

A resident of the home said someone inside saw a man take the decoration from the front yard and run away. The victim said he chased the offender but lost him in the neighborhood. One of the home's residents also told police they noticed a car parked down the street and suspected the driver may have picked up the person who stole the decoration. Damage is estimated to be less than $500.

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