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JAMESTOWN – Investigators are now looking for a truck that is believed to be connected to the theft of a Jamestown statue honoring the city’s Underground Railroad history.
In a Tuesday morning update, Jamestown Police say a witness spotted what is believed to be the stolen statue in the back of an older model pick-up truck on Saturday.
The witness telling detectives they observed the statue in the bed of the pickup.
The truck had a wooden tailgate, with the witness describing it “like a 2 x 10 piece of wood.”
The pickup was observed on Saturday between noon and 3 p.m. driving on Washington Street headed north towards Fluvanna Avenue from the area of W. 6 and Washington Streets.
Anyone else who may have seen this truck with the statue, or who may know who this truck would belong to, is asked to contact the Jamestown Police at (716) 483-7537. Anonymous tips can be left at 483-Tips (8477).
The department says city park employees reported the more than 500-pound copper statue stolen on Monday morning.
The sculpture, which is worth up to $2,000, was brought out of winter storage last Thursday and re-installed at the park.
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