Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Statue thefts hits California
Authorities in Escondido, California says thieves have been carrying off statues -- some weighing hundreds of pounds -- from lawns across San Diego County, Calif., authorities say. Many of the stolen sculptures are metal and may be targeted for scrap, Sgt. Christina Bavencoff of the Ramona Sheriff's Substation. Eighteen statues have been stolen in thirteen thefts reported since Oct. 14, law enforcement records show. Their total estimated value is $43,820. The missing statues include two bronze horses in Solana Beach, two Buddha’s in Vista, a bronze horse in Rancho Santa Fe, a life-sized copper statue of three children in Bonita and a 600-pound bronze moose and a life-sized aluminum colt, both in Ramona.