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Brunswick Co. Detectives asking for help find fly traps

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary at the Fly Trap Farm in Supply. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary at the Fly Trap Farm in Supply.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary at the Fly Trap Farm in Supply, and they need your help.

According to a police report, the owners of the business discovered that about 10,000 Venus Flytrap and pitcher plants were stolen from the business on Thursday morning, valued at around $65,000. 

The Fly Trap Farm is offering  reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(S) responsible for the break in.

This is the second mass theft of the rare plants this year. In May, almost 90 percent of the Venus Flytraps in Wilmington's Alderman Park were stolen.

The City of Wilmington said those stolen plants are valued in total at $20,000.

The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust plans to donate $1,700 to the City of Wilmington to help replace the Venus Flytraps that were stolen in May.

The Land Trust set up a fund shortly after 1,000 plants were stolen in May. The money will be used to buy new plants along with equipment and supplies to maintain the garden.

City Council will vote to accept the money at their meeting on Tuesday.

According to the NC History Project, there are only a few hundred types of carnivorous plants left on earth, and only six of those are native to the United States.

Anyone with any information that could lead to the arrest of the person(s) behind the theft is asked to call Detective Jason Fennell at 910-880-4895.

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