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Video released of UNCW seahawk statue theft

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — UNCW Police have released security camera footage of the July theft of a seahawk statue on campus. They also announced that Crime Stoppers of the Cape Fear is offering a reward for information about the theft or for the return of the statue.

Police say the security camera footage shows three white males, believed to be between 18 and 22 years old, approaching and forcibly removing the bronze seahawk statue from in front of Warwick Center. The theft was discovered on the morning of Saturday, July 5.

The bronze Seahawk was mounted on a granite base and was broken off near the bird’s feet. The commissioned statue was valued at $70,000 in 2003.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward commensurate with the quality of information received.

If you have information, call UNCW Police Department at (910) 962-2222. To submit a tip anonymously, go to the UNCW Police Department’s webpage or call Crime Stoppers at (800) 531-9845.

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