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News Release

Friday, July 25, 2003

Media Relations

Sacred Buddha Statue Stolen

 

Los Angeles: On July 2, 2003,unknown suspects entered a Korean Buddhist Temple located at the 4200 block of West 3rd Street in broad daylight and removed a 200lb metal Buddhist statue from its base.

On July 2, 2003,unknown suspects entered a Korean Buddhist Temple located at the 4200 block of West 3 Street in broad daylight and removed a 200lb metal Buddhist statue from its base.

The Buddha statue was made in Korea and is valued at $20,000. It is 37" tall and depicts a seated bronze Buddha with the right leg crossed and the right hand raised.

Anyone with any information regarding this case should contact the Art Theft Unit, at 213-485-2524, On weekends or during off-hours, please call the 24 hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.