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Would-be rock thieves still not in custody

Those two men who tried to steal landscaping rocks from near the Keeper of the Plains early one morning last week, only to see their Explorer roll into the Arkansas River and sink?

They're still on the loose -- somewhere.

The men fled the scene before police arrived in response to a witness report early on the morning of Sept. 2.

Officers went to the home of a 45-year-old man linked to the truck, but did not find him there. Landscaping work was being done on the home's yard, police said.

Neither suspect is in custody, police said today.

The truck was pulled from the river and impounded, police said, and the rock returned to the grounds near the statue.

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