Archive for the ‘sculpture theft’ Category

Protected: Two men admit stealing £500,000 Henry Moore sculpture and selling it for just £46 scrap | Mail Online

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

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Protected: Perth – Stolen sculpture recovered, man being questioned by police

Friday, March 16th, 2012

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Protected: Have they no shame? Thieves take bronze statue of WWII soldier from garrison town’s war memorial

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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Protected: Contemporary Bronzes Targeted By Scrap Metal Thieves – ArtLyst

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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Protected: Metalldiebstahl: Paten für die Kunst

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

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Protected: Hull seafarers’ statue stolen from Victoria Pier

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

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Mystery is solved: Homer was stolen (From Echo)

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Mystery is solved: Homer was stolen (From Echo). THE long-running mystery over the whereabouts of a missing Basildon sculpture has been solved – it was stolen, officials have revealed Local heritage group Our Basildon has spent ages trying to track down a six-foot bronze statue of the Greek poet and philosopher, Homer, which used ...

Kunstraub: Städte wappnen sich gegen Kunstraub – Nachrichten – DerWesten

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Kunstraub: Städte wappnen sich gegen Kunstraub - Nachrichten - DerWesten. Da ist sie noch da: Die Plastik „Pandora“ stand etwa 20 Jahre auf einer Wiese an einer Straßenkreuzung in Duisburg-Homberg. Jetzt haben Metalldiebe die wertvolle Skulptur, die dem Lehmbruck-Museum gehört, geraubt. (Foto: Google Streetview) Duisburg/Essen. Das Duisburger Lehmbruck-Museum will jetzt ein Dutzend seiner Skulpturen aus dem ...

Montreal – Police seek info on stolen statues

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

One of three statues stolen Saturday, Jan. 22, from Canada Billiards in Laval. The statues, one bronze, one silver and one gold, are estimated to be worth a total of about $10,000. The thief or thieves stole nothing else from the business and Laval police had no suspects as of Tuesday at midday. ...

New online theft alert system launches for scrap industry

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

It is reported that a brazen art heist in the Washington DC area late last week was solved, thanks to an alert posted by the scrap industry’s online theft alert system.ScrapTheftAlert.com is a free theft notification web site that allows police to send detailed descriptions of stolen items to recycling ...

Bethesda Museum and garden – Stolen sculptures found damaged beyond repair

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Stolen sculptures found damaged beyond repairPublished 01/20/11BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police have found five bronze sculptures stolen from a Bethesda museum garden, but say the pieces are damaged beyond repair.AP VIDEOmore>>Police have issued a warrant charging 27-year-old Daniel Conticchio of Washington with theft and other offenses.Officers say Conticchio ...

Washington – Man arrested in stolen scuptures case

Friday, January 21st, 2011

A 27-year-old Northwest Washington man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the theft and vandalism of seven bronze sculptures worth about $90,000 at a Bethesda museum, Montgomery County police said.County officers found Daniel Conticchio sleeping in his car in the parking lot of Wildwood Shopping Center, at Old Georgetown ...

The Art Newspaper – Danish town secures public bronze sculptures with alarms

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Safety improved after reports of thefts in neighbouring town, possibly owing to rise in price of bronzeBy Clemens Bomsdorf | Web onlyPublished online 20 Jan 11 (News)COPENHAGEN. A Danish municipality is to secure its public bronze sculptures with motion sensor alarms and global positioning systems (GPS) after reports of thefts ...

Sculptures Stolen From Ratner Museum – Bethesda, MD Patch

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Six bronze sculptures were stolen from the garden of the Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum between Friday and Sunday, police said. Montgomery County Police estimate the robbery occurred between 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Five of the six sculptures were damaged in the theft, police said. via Sculptures Stolen From Ratner ...

Norwich – Man considers offer in case of statue stolen from Norwich cemetery – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin

Friday, January 7th, 2011

A Willimantic man charged in the theft of a historic 450-pound bronze statue from the Yantic Cemetery in Norwich is taking time to mull over an offer to settle his case short of trial. Sean McNee, 44, appeared briefly in Norwich Superior Court on Wednesday where the undisclosed offer was made. He is ...

Dutch City Hides Statues From Thieves

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

You have to be a pretty brazen criminal to steal a pretty bronze statue, but that’s just what’s happening in the Dutch city of Nijmegen.  Ten of the city’s historic bronze statues have been stolen in what police believe to be a metal theft scheme.  Bronze the alloy is worth ...

Salisbury, UK: Statue stolen from gallery

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Statue stolen from gallery http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/8419379.Statue_stolen_from_gallery/ 11:00am Wednesday 29th September 2010 • By Kirsty Barton » STAFF at Fisherton Mill in Salisbury are having to reassess their displays and security after a limited edition statue worth more than £1,200 was stolen. The bronze piece, by artist Gill Brown, was taken from a plinth in the ...

Jaipur, India: Statue stolen from Peacock Garden

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Statue stolen from Peacock Garden http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Statue-stolen-from-Peacock-Garden/articleshow/6493921.cms TNN, Sep 5, 2010, 01.50am IST JAIPUR: A metal statue in the Peacock Garden situated under Malviya Nagar flyover was stolen on Friday night. The thieves, in a bid to steal another one, damaged it. The theft occurred despite the presence of two security guards. Local residents ...

San Jose, CA USA: Vanished: 200-Pound Bronze Statue of Evil Spirit

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Vanished: 200-Pound Bronze Statue of Evil Spirit http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-beat/Vanished-Bronze-Statue-of-Evil-Spirit-102169239.html By MATT BAUME Updated 1:15 PM PDT, Fri, Sep 3, 2010 AP Say, you haven't seen any evil spirits lurking about, have you? "Well, that's typical," said Dennis Behat, artistic director for Ballet San Jose ballet, when he learned that a bronze sculpture of an evil ...

Protected: Bruges, Belgium: Dali sculpture snatched from Belgian museum: report

Friday, August 20th, 2010

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Snohomish, WA USA: Vandal also stole part of family’s heart

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Published: Sunday, August 15, 2010 Vandal also stole part of family's heart http://heraldnet.com/article/20100815/NEWS01/708159915 Someone took the steel salmon from a sculpture to memorialize Peter Skerratt, who died in November 2007. By Alejandro Dominguez Herald Writer SNOHOMISH -- Peter Skerratt died in a freak accident by falling from his bicycle on a slippery Sixth Street Bridge ...

Cardiff, Wales: Statue by Victorian sculptor stolen from Cardiff park

Friday, August 13th, 2010

12 August 2010 Last updated at 11:00 ET Statue by Victorian sculptor stolen from Cardiff park http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-10949820 'Joyance' is among the works of Cardiff sculptor Sir William Goscombe John A statue by a renowned Victorian sculptor has been stolen from a park in his home city. 'Joyance', an 1899 statue of a boy by ...

Cottam, Lancashire UK: Fury as bronze statues stolen from city estate

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Fury as bronze statues stolen from city estate http://www.lep.co.uk/news/fury_as_bronze_statues_stolen_from_city_estate_1_979225 GONE: Cottam resident Ken Youde surveys the spot off Greenside, Cottam, where the statues once stood, and below, the wild boar before it was taken Published on Mon Aug 02 08:58:21 BST 2010 Thieves have stolen two pieces of bronze artwork from the middle ...

Limerick, Ireland: Wax sculptures stolen from city gallery

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Wax sculptures stolen from city gallery http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/Wax-sculptures-stolen-from-city.6447386.jp Published Date: 31 July 2010 By Alan Owens TWO pieces of art sculpture were stolen from a city centre art gallery in an incident being described by Henry Street gardai as a "pretty stupid crime to commit". A Jasminite piece and a wax sculpture were stolen from ...

Sculptures stolen from Breckenridge art gallery

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Sculptures stolen from Breckenridge art gallery http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20100723/NEWS/100729902/1078&ParentProfile=1055 Missing art pieces valued at $7,750 By Robert Allen summit daily news Breckenridge Police Department seeks the public's help in finding the stolen items. Anyone who recognizes the pieces or has any information about the case is asked to call detective Jaala Cahill at (970) 547-3134. People with ...

Chapel Hill – Sculpture Stolen In Front Of Town Museum

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Sculpture Stolen In Front Of Town Museum http://www.wchl1360.com/details3.html?id=15308 07/22/10 03:38PM WCHL News A piece of artwork has been reported stolen from in front of the Chapel Hill Museum. Lieutenant Kevin Gunter with the Chapel Hill Police Department says piece of art was taken earlier this month. The stolen art is titled “The Landing.” Police reports indicate ...

140-year-old statue stolen from convent

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

140-year-old statue stolen from convent http://www.themonitor.com/articles/strong-40145-tip-convent.html June 23, 2010 8:04 PM Ildefonso Ortiz The Brownsville Herald GOT A TIP? Anyone with information about the theft of the statue is asked to call Brownsville Police Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-8477. BROWNSVILLE — Two lit candles remain inside an orange brick grotto where the ...

Thieves make off with 7ft topless mermaid statue carved from wood

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Thieves make off with 7ft topless mermaid statue carved from wood http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Thieves-make-topless-7ft-mermaid-statue-carved-wood/article-2310598-detail/article.html The half-ton wooden mermaid. A BUXOM 7ft mermaid weighing almost half a tonne has been stolen from a Lincolnshire artist. The mermaid was made by an Australian woman who specialises in creating page three-style pieces during a competition in the UK. The statuesque ...

Statue of reading boy stolen from Allen library

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Statue of reading boy stolen from Allen library http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Sculpture-of-reading-boy-stolen-from-Allen-library-96323939.html by JONATHAN BETZ WFAA Posted on June 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM Updated yesterday at 11:39 PM ALLEN — For years, a sculpture of a boy nicknamed "Tommy" has been an inspiration to thousands of North Texas children. The statue was a gift to the Allen Public ...

Toledo Bar’s Namesake Boar Statue Stolen

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Toledo Bar's Namesake Boar Statue Stolen http://www.wlwt.com/news/23754299/detail.html Owner Says He Bought Statue 20 Years Ago POSTED: 10:30 am EDT June 1, 2010 UPDATED: 10:39 am EDT June 1, 2010 Email  Print Comments (0) TOLEDO -- An Ohio bar is asking for its 200-pound bronze statue of a boar back, no questions asked. The Bronze Boar tavern in downtown Toledo ...

Stolen bear statue found in bushes at community center

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Stolen bear statue found in bushes at community center http://www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridge/news/2342576,park-ridge-bearstolen-060310-s1.article June 1, 2010 By JENNIFER JOHNSON jjohnson@pioneerlocal.com A nearly 6-foot-tall Scottish-bear statue, missing from Park Ridge's Centennial Park for a week, returned Saturday just as mysteriously as it had disappeared. The statue, part of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care's Promise of Park Ridge 2010 ...

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20100526/NEWS02/5260376/1003/NEWS02 By PATRICK McARDLE STAFF WRITER - Published: May 26, 2010 DORSET — A second edition of a Rhode Island artist's bronze sculpture of a woman is missing from a local home and is believed to have been taken around the same time as an edition ...

Historic Monmouth statue’s staff stolen

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Historic Monmouth statue’s staff stolen http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/8183572.Historic_Monmouth_statue___s_staff_stolen/ 12:30pm Tuesday 25th May 2010 A 218 year-old staff was stolen from the hand of one of Monmouth’s historical monuments. The military staff, known locally as Henry’s scroll, is part of the statue of Henry V which was erected at the front of the Shire Hall in 1792, ...

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20100526/NEWS02/5260376/1003/NEWS02 By PATRICK McARDLE STAFF WRITER - Published: May 26, 2010 DORSET — A second edition of a Rhode Island artist's bronze sculpture of a woman is missing from a local home and is believed to have been taken around the same time as an edition ...

Sculpture stolen in home burglary

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Sculpture stolen in home burglary http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_c1f20548-67c4-11df-973a-001cc4c002e0.html Gazette-Times | Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:00 am | 1 Comment Have you seen ‘Exaltation?’ The sculpture was stolen sometime Sunday. Call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541-766-6858. (Contributed photo) A sculpture worth about $20,000 was stolen Sunday in a residential burglary and investigators hope someone ...