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Brazen thief walks out of St Ives gallery with valuable sculpture
5:00pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
Police are appealing for help to trace a unique bronze scuplture stolen from a gallery in St Ives.
The abstract sculpture, entitled Kaimos Creature (2007), was on display on a plinth in Porthminster Gallery in the town.
An offender entered the gallery on August 9, picked up the sculpture worth around £3,400 and walked out with it.
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the offender carrying the stolen artwork in the street between 10am and 11am.
PC Jon Dash, based at Penzance, said: “This sculpture was taken in broad daylight and the person would have had to walk it though the street to waiting transport. They would have had to be fairly strong to carry the sculpture on their own.”
Police would also like to hear from anyone who may have been offered the sculpture for sale, including antique shops, galleries and metal dealers. It is made of bronze and is 25cms tall and 64cms long.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference AI/13/564.