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North Hampton, NH: Theft of Two Oriental Rugs, Authorities Seek Information

August 5th, 2008:  According to an article seen on, Mir's oriental rugs store located at 44 Lafayette Road, North Hampton recently had two rugs stolen on August 5th.

One of the rugs has been described as having both wool and silk fibers, brown and beige in color.  The other rug has been noted as a "Turkoman bokhara," (see example here) measuring 3'9"x5'9" with red, ivory and blue.  While not specifically stated in the article, both rugs are believed to be hand knotted Oriental Rugs individually valued at $2,500 a piece.

Be sure to keep a thoughtful eye out on Craigslist, ebay, and other online venues.


Have Information about this crime? contact Detective Peter Cormier of the North Hampton authorities, dial 603-964-2198, extension 2238.  E-mail address

Anonymous hotline for the Hamptons: 929-2222 or at Information leading to the conviction or arrest of suspects will be compensated with cash rewards.

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