Feb. 27, 2013 - Stolen African spears returned to Boulder Police Department
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Stolen African spears returned to Boulder Police Department
A local attorney contacted the Boulder Police Department on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 to make arrangements to return a number of items which had been stolen during a burglary from the Historic Highland Building on Jan. 31, 2013.
The attorney returned two stolen African spears, a Buddhist thangka (painting on silk), pieces of a hawk statue which appeared to be made of ivory, the stand for the hawk statue, a blue stone globe, a book and other items belonging to the Historic Highland Building. Some of the items had been reported stolen, and some of the items had not been reported. Many of the items were broken or damaged.
The attorney declined to share any information about how he came into possession of the stolen property, citing attorney-client privilege. Police are continuing to investigate this case and are not releasing the attorney’s name.
Boulder police believe four male suspects entered the building by breaking in through a third-floor window. Surveillance video shows the suspects inside the building, where they shattered glass showcases, damaged sculptures and walked out with African spears which were on display.
The case number is 13-1372.
Police are asking the public for information about this burglary or the suspects involved. Anyone with information may contact Detective Bob Wands at 303-441-3323. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:01