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Aliens abducted from Virginia home

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Local,Virginia,Crime,Scott McCabe

A Virginia family is seeking a return of their aliens.

Roanoke police said someone snatched the green plastic aliens from the front yard of Robert and Dian Bolling, the parents of three special-needs boys.

The Bollings told The Roanoke Times that the aliens helped their teenage sons connect with other people. The boys have a genetic condition that causes learning, speech and language problems, and requires round-the-clock care.

The 3-foot statues had sat in the front yard for more than a decade. Strangers have stopped to ask to take pictures, sparking friendships the family wouldn't have otherwise made.

The Bollings have posted signs on telephone poles and storefront windows seeking their return.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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