DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police would like the public’s help locating a suspect or suspects who stole nine bronze plates that sat at the base of the James Joyce statue located on the Regis University campus
The plates were taken sometime between 9:15 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 15.
“The bronze plates were imported from Ireland and are valued at approximately $30,000,” Detective John White with Denver police said in a statement.
The triangular-shaped plates are approximately five feet by two feet in size and have writing and inscriptions across the tops.
“The evening before the theft, a witness contacted two suspicious males attempting to remove the plates. One of the males was described as being 15 years old and stated he was using them to build a fort,” White said.
The two sped away on a scooter and are believed to live in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com.