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Reward offered for racing museum thief

Posted at: 09/24/2013 11:59 AM
Updated at: 09/24/2013 12:35 PM
By: WNYT Staff

A burglar apparently left the museum at this side of the National Museum of Racing, by cutting the glass on the door.
A burglar apparently left the museum at this side of the National Museum of Racing, by cutting the glass on the door.
Photo: File / WNYT

SARATOGA SPRIGNS - The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who broke in there earlier this month.

This comes as the museum re-opened Tuesday for the first time since the Sept. 12 heist.    

Police say the burglar knew what he wanted and made off with five gold and silver trophies worth an estimated $500,000.

Police and the FBI are poring over images from the museum's 16 surveillance cameras. They don't have a great deal to work with because the burglar was dressed in black and was inside the building for just 2.5 minutes.

The museum is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the bandit.