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Iconic show costumes stolen from longtime Las Vegas producer

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 21:26:51-04

A local man has had several of his vintage costumes from decades of Las Vegas shows stolen.

Blair Farrington is the owner of Farrington Entertainment and Productions, and he's had his shows built in a warehouse near Flamingo Road and Arville Street for more than 30 years.

He says burglars took some of his most iconic headdress pieces overnight Monday.

For Farrington, it's not about the money. It's about losing a part of the city's history and his long career.

"When you have these pieces that take artists and craftsmen months and months to make and they kind of become part of Vegas history, you want to see them be maintained and just not thrown away," Farrington said.

The problem isn't new to the shopping center.

Edward Alaydi owns the Diamond Collision Center body shop.

He says a few hundred dollars worth of spare parts were recently stolen from the back of his garage.

Alaydi says the new property managers are remodeling, and the numerous dumpsters on site are attracting "the bad elements in the city."

He wants management to hire a nighttime security guard.

The property manager didn't return our calls or emails.