Vancouver detectives locate stolen 330-pound bronze statue

A large, abstract statue of a figure on a horse has been returned to its rightful owner after it was stolen early in the morning on Nov. 4.

Vesna Zaric of the Petley Jones Gallery says the $24,000 sculpture titled After Marino Marini by acclaimed artist Fahri Aldin depicts an abstract figure on a horse and is more than a metre tall.

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The manager of a respected art dealer in Vancouver says the thief dragged the 150-kilogram (330 pound) bronze statue down seven or eight steps before loading it onto a cart and wheeling it away. Following that, Reddit user halfandhafu said that they spotted the statue outside of a Megabite in Gastown.

Sgt. Aaron Roed, media relations officer with Vancouver Police Department, told Vancouver Is Awesome that an unidentified suspect wearing a brown jacket and jeans was spotted wheeling the statue away in security footage.

“He arrived with the dolly and loaded it up, and he did it by himself. The statue has a solid base, and so it was easy to slide the dolly beneath,” reports Roed.

“Detectives from the Property Crime Unit worked to locate the statue and we are happy it was found.”

Roed adds that the incident is still under investigation and therefore he can’t comment on any further details. No charges have been laid.

Vancouver Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Property Crime Unit.

- with files from the Canadian Press. 

 

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