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Published: Friday, 3/9/2007

$300,000 surgical implants are stolen

A briefcase containing surgical spinal implants was stolen Wednesday from a car parked outside a Monroe Street restaurant, police said.

While Kelly Lyon, 42, was inside the Red Robin, 4850 Monroe St., eating lunch about 12:30 p.m., someone broke the window on the left rear door of Mr. Lyon's car and reached inside taking the briefcase containing five black plastic cases of the surgical implants for backs and necks.

The implants, owned by Abbott Spine of Austin, are valued at $300,000, police said.

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