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You stole what? 7 bizarre items thieves love

The FBI estimates that retail crime costs the U.S. $30 billion a year, and some household items that people steal may surprise you.

High-end vacuum cleaners

stolen goods

It doesn't seem like these big household appliances would be easy to slink away with undetected. But according to Rich Mellor, the National Retail Federation vice president of loss prevention, the updated versions are lighter, sleeker and come in smaller boxes that don't attract a lot of attention.

So what makes them so desirable to thieves?

"These are highly valuable, very expensive and easy to resell," Mellor said. "But even though people need them, the only time people really want to buy them is when they can get them cheaper."

  @emilyjanefox - Last updated June 12 2013 12:13 PM ET

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