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Bronze sculpture stolen from Easter Seals UCP Children’s Center

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A bronze statue was stolen from the Easter Seals UCP Children's Center on Marsh Road, officials told WBTV Friday.

The 3' bronze sculpture depicts three children playing in the rain, and was purchased for $50,000 and gifted to the Children's Center by Irwin Belk in 2002.   

The statue, which is part of a flower garden that sits in front of the school, was stolen sometime during the late evening of Tuesday, November 6, or early morning Wednesday, November 7, officials said. 

"This sculpture was a very special gift to the center and a welcome sight to children arriving to school each day.  The sculpture is beloved by our organization and serves as inspiration for the children that attend our center" said Betsy Dailey, Easter Seals UCP community director.  "The person or party responsible for taking this art piece would have needed unique tools to remove the sculpture from its base. With the help of the community and police, we hope that this meaningful art piece can be returned to our school as soon as possible."

If anyone has any information about this stolen sculpture, please contact Crime Stoppers at (704)334-1600.

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