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Watch: Bumbling Thief Stumbles Over Safe in Riverside Heist

Riverside police say the men loaded a large safe into their white 4-door Toyota Rav4 before driving away from the scene.

Riverside Police Department

Police are looking for the public's help finding two men suspected of stealing a large safe full of money from a Riverside business on March 22.

The clumsy burglary happened in the 19900 block of Van Buren Boulevard at about 5:30 a.m. Riverside police say the men loaded a large safe into their white 4-door Toyota Rav4 before driving away from the scene.

It wasn't exactly the smoothest of operations. The thieves struggled to fit a safe in the small SUV. Another thief took a tumble, tripping over a safe after exiting through a rear door of the vehicle.

Police describe the first man as a white male adult in his 30s, about 5-feet 6-inches tall with an average build and seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black gloves, face mask, and black shoes.

The second man is described as a white male adult, also in his 30s, about 6-feet tall with an average build and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, brown pants, and multi-colored Nike shoes.

Authorities released video from a security camera of the two men hoping the public may be able to recognize them.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Edward Vazquez of the Riverside Police Property Crimes Unit at 951-353-7955 or email EVazquez@RiversideCA.gov. Those wishing to remain anonymous may email RPDTips@RiversideCA.gov or use the Riverside Police Department's mobile app and reference report No. 210008397.

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