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BENNINGTON — The Bennington County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information on the disappearance of a pink, pig-shaped cashbox from a Shaftsbury farm stand.

The cashbox is believed to have been stolen between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday from a farm stand on White Creek Road, the sheriff’s department said in a release Monday.

The cashbox, custom built from an old air compressor, reportedly contained about $5 at the time it disappeared. It had been secured to the farm stand with a bicycle lock, the release states.

The sheriff’s department said this was the second time the cashbox had been the target of theft. A day earlier, on Wednesday, Vermont State Police apparently received a complaint that “someone took cash from the pig.”

The sheriff’s department is asking members of the community with information on the incident — including anyone who “saw someone hanging around the pink pig” — to get in touch with Deputy Christopher Miller at 802-442-4900.

Contact Tiffany Tan at ttan@benningtonbanner.com or @tiffgtan on Facebook and Twitter.


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