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December 9, 2012

Christmas tree lights pilfered twice in NH

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — Thieves have stolen the lights off a small New Hampshire town’s Christmas tree twice in less than a week.

Officials in Boscawen say someone stole the bottom set of lights off the town tree in the overnight hours last Monday or Tuesday just hours after firefighters had put the lights up. The tree has been a tradition in Boscawen for decades, standing by the road at a well-traveled junction.

Fire Chief Ray Fisher replaced the pilfered set on his own, but he told the Concord Monitor that the lights were discovered missing again on Saturday.

Fisher said police are baffled by the thefts, and that he’ll address his firefighters Monday on how to proceed.

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