Monday, March 28, 2011

Daily Art Jab for March 28, 2011

from the SD Union-Tribune and the Associated Press

Art thieves targeting statues in San Diego County

The North County Times says the thieves have stolen nearly $44,000 worth of lawn art since October. Most of the thefts occurred in San Marcos and Ramona.

The artworks included Buddha yard statues, a life-sized aluminum colt, a 3-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary and a copper statue of three children that's valued at $15,000.

Sgt. Christina Bavencoff says detectives suspect that the metal works may have been broken up and sold to recyclers while the other pieces may have been resold.

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