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Arrest made in Louisa 'melon heads' caper

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Posted at 11:40 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 10:20:35-04

LOUISA, Va. -- Police in the town of Louisa have made an arrest in a caper involving a pair of what officers dubbed "melon heads."

Police posted surveillance photos of the suspects and their unusual disguises on the Louisa Police Department's Facebook page Saturday afternoon.

Investigators said two suspects, who pulled up in a "Lifted" 2006 Black Toyota Tacoma pickup, stole from a Sheetz gas station at 9:35 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6.

The pair were wearing hollowed-out watermelon rinds on their heads complete "with holes cut out for the eyes," according to police.

Officers had asked for help cracking the caper, which was referenced as case "melon heads," but officers posted an update around 4:15 p.m. that an arrest had been made.

"Thank you to the community for all your assistance," police wrote.

Anyone with information that could help officers is asked to call Officer Taylor of the Town of Louisa Police Department at 540-967-1234 or Crime Solvers at 1-800-346-1466.