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Four arrested in ‘Potter’ theft

From Associated Press

Police have arrested four people on suspicion of stealing two copies of the eagerly awaited new “Harry Potter” novel that were found dumped in a field in eastern England.

Suffolk police said Thursday they arrested three teenagers and a 44-year-old man late Wednesday night. The four are suspected of stealing first-edition copies of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” from the book’s printer, Clays Ltd., police said. The book is to be released June 21.

A spokeswoman from Bloomsbury Publishing confirmed that the books had been returned.


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