The case of the missing sculpture

Last updated 11:04 02/05/2014
Chews Lane sculpture
MYSTERIOUSLY VANISHED: A large bronze sculpture, which has disappeared from Chews Lane in central Wellington.

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A large bronze sculpture - 2 metres tall and weighing 120 kg - has gone missing from central Wellington.

Police have asked the public and art dealers to keep an eye out for the $65,000 sculpture, which was taken from public walkway between Victoria St and Chews Lane some time before March 18.

Inquiries with auction houses and art dealers had so far turned up nothing, police said.

"It is all a bit of a mystery as the sculpture is almost two metres tall and weighs around 120 kilograms so it would have taken some planning to remove without anyone noticing," Detective Constable Bryan Miller said.

"It is too heavy for most people to lift so whoever has taken it would have had to use a trolley or something else to move it."

Miller the sculpture might have been taken simply for the value of the metal and police wanted to hear from scrap-metal dealers contacted by people wanting to trade significant quantities of the copper smelted from the bronze.

Anyone with any information should contact Wellington Police on 04 381 2000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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