Bronze statue stolen from St. Andrew Kim Church in Surrey (video)

The stolen statue. Photos: Surrey RCMP

SURREY RCMP are requesting public assistance in locating a statue stolen from a church in the Guildford area.

On July 13 at 4:31 a.m., two suspects stole a bronze statue of St. Andrew Kim which was located on a church property outside of the Education Centre Building at 10222 161 Street. The suspect used a dolly to transport the statue and load it into a camper van.

The statue is two metres tall and depicts St. Andrew Kim. It is difficult to make out a suspect description based on the current evidence. The investigation is ongoing and police are actively working to identify the suspects.

“A theft of this nature goes beyond the monetary value. The statue has sentimental significance to the St Andrew Kim parish,” said Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Constable Sarbjit K. Sangha, on Wednesday.

The suspect vehicle.

“Investigators are actively working to locate the statue so that it can be returned to the parish. If anyone recognizes the suspects, suspect vehicle or knows that whereabouts of the statue, we encourage you to contact police.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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