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BEAVERTON Police in Beaverton are looking for two men who they say stole thousands of pounds of watermelons from a WinCo store.

At around 4 a.m. on June 7, six pallets of watermelons that weighed almost 6,000 pounds were taken from the WinCo on Cedar Hills Boulevard, said Mike Rowe with the Beaverton Police Department.

Police also learned that two hours before, 11 pallets of watermelons were taken from a Tigard WinCo.

A Beaverton employee confronted two suspects as they were loading the watermelons into a truck, Rowe said. The employee went to get the supervisor and when the two returned, the thieves were gone, Rowe said.

The employee gave a solid description of the suspects, and their truck.

After police reviewed security video, they identified the two suspects as Brad Taylor, 40, from Molalla (pictured right), and William Billy Traverso, 42, from Canby (pictured left). Anyone with information on the location of either suspects was asked to call Beaverton police at 503-629-0111.

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