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Hungry thieves steal cash, food from local businesses

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Police in suburban New York say they're searching for suspects who broke into businesses and a local fire department to steal cash and apparently grab a bite to eat.

Hastings-on-Hudson police say the thieves targeted five buildings in the village, getting away with cash from a diner and a big-screen TV from a firehouse early Wednesday morning. Officials say the suspects stole hot dogs from the firehouse, and then attempted to cook them at the diner they also targeted.

Police say they apparently failed, as they left the package of hot dogs sitting outside of the restaurant.

The owner of the diner says the thieves ate plenty of food, including fruit salad and uncooked English muffins.

Police are investigating.

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