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A pair of pizza thieves ended up in jail — not rolling in dough — after trying to sell stolen pies to Alaska police.

Alaska State Troopers said in a statement that the men swiped 80 frozen pizzas — valued at more than $1,100 — from a warehouse in the town of Gambell early Sunday morning.

Officers investigating the burglary got a hot tip when the crooks called the Gambell Police Department and attempted to sell officers on duty the stolen pizzas.

Alaska State Troopers said that John Koozaata, 29, and Lewis Oozeva, 21, were arrested and will face burglary and theft charges.

Officers recovered 75 of the stolen pies. It was not immediately clear what happened to the missing five pizzas.

- Shamar Walters